Bull that broke loose at Dakota Co. Fair euthanized by owner


The bull that broke loose at the Dakota County Fair in Farmington Wednesday and injured eight people has been euthanized by its owner Thursday, KAAL-TV reports

Named "Red 43," the the 1,200-pound busted out of its pen during a rodeo event at the fair and stampeded through the crowd.

One of the people, a woman, sustained a head wound in the incident and was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center.

WCCO-TV reports that the condition of the victim -- Barb Goggin of Cottage Grove -- was upgraded Friday from serious to satisfactory condition. Goggin remains hospitalized.

The seven other people injured by the bull -- including one child -- sustained minor injuries.

During the mishap, a deputy shot the bull twice, but it did not deter the animal. Horseback riders corralled the bull after it was loose for about 10 to 15 minutes.

The bull was owned by the Gold Medal Cattle Company in Wisconsin, according to the Dakota County Sheriff's Office.

KEYC-TV reports that the owner felt bad about the injuries and decided to put the bull down as a result. The animal was euthanized at a slaughterhouse.

A video of the incident was caught on camera and uploaded on YouTube by a user named zkarloinc. See the video below.

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