Shambo, the sacred bull on Death Row, has been given a reprieve from execution.
The six-year-old Fresian was due to be taken away for slaughter next Monday but Welsh Assembly officials have agreed on a temporary reprieve while they examine appeals for him to live.
An official said the killing would not be carried out but the slaughter notice would remain in force.
The bull, who has become an Internet star, is due to be slaughtered after testing positive for bovine tuberculosis.
He is being kept in a shrine at the Skanda Vale Temple at Llanpumsaint near Carmarthan in Wales.
Officials from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs say he must be killed to protect public and animal health.
But, Hindus at the temple claim that would be 'highly sacrilegious'.
— Larry, Sacred Monkey, Light Reading