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Opinion: Knickers, The Giant Steer That Stole The Internet

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the giant steer that became an Internet sensation and why more people should consider eating less meat.
Holstein Friesian are a breed of dairy cattle and this week, one of those cattle made big news for its size. Not pictured here. Source: Mike Kemp

Knickers is a behemoth among bovines, a colossus among steers. He is a Holstein Friesian steer who stands as tall as Abraham Lincoln - 6 feet, 4 inches - and is heavier than a four-door Mini Cooper hard-top at 2,800 pounds.

Knickers was

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