From the AZ Republic: A cow escaped from its owner and is living wild in South Phoenix. She has been seen in Ahwatukee and at South Mountain Park. In Az, a cow has the right of way over traffic and can go where ever it desires.
Even if she tramples anyone’s prized bushes or hits a motor vehicle, the law is on her side.
Arizona’s Open Range Law, crafted to protect the state’s cattle industry, makes it illegal for anyone to simply go out and capture or otherwise harm a cow.
Only the owner of livestock or state experts have the authority to capture this heifer or any other head of wandering cattle, said Laura Oxley, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Agriculture.
Phoenix police have no plans to capture the cow.