There's a Cow that somehow ended way down in my fortress and is starving. I know it would die before I could move it to a Pasture, so I'm looking for a way to kill it fast and butcher the corpse, since it would be a waste of meat, fat and leather. Is there a way to accomplish this?
Well, if Mahoma don't go to the mountain, the mountain goes to Mahoma. So, I created a butcher shop near the Cow, assigning a near and available (aka, not sleeping or on break or a child) dwarf to only butchering and marked the Cow to be butchered. And, as every good DF story, the cow died nevertheless.