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#1 Vegan activists throw red paint on Iowa State Fair's butter cow08-12-2013, 06:54 PM
An animal welfare group intent on sending a message in support of veganism hid until closing time then poured red paint over the Iowa State Fair's butter cow. But the damage was quickly scraped away and visitors never knew the iconic sculpture had been damaged.
Iowans for Animal Liberation claimed responsibility for the attack in a news release emailed Sunday night, saying members hid in the cavernous Agriculture Building on Saturday night and emerged after the fair closed for the day. They then broke into a refrigerated room where the sculpted cow and other butter sculptures are displayed and poured red paint over the cow.
The words "Freedom for all" were scrawled on a display window.
"The paint represents the blood of 11 billion animals murdered each year in slaughterhouses, egg farms, and dairies," the group said in the statement. "We intend this action to serve as a wake up call to all who continue to consume meat, dairy, eggs, leather, and all animal products: You are directly supporting suffering and misery on the largest scale the world has ever known."
Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Scott Bright said Monday that fair staffers discovered the damage Sunday morning. A sculptor scraped off damaged sections of the cow and reapplied new butter while other workers cleaned off paint elsewhere in the room.
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08-12-2013, 08:32 PM
Pass the steak and butter.May the FORCE be with you!
08-12-2013, 09:58 PM
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Wait...this wasn't even a real cow. It was a cow made of butter. No cows were harmed or killed by being milked.
Can you imagine if Weight Watchers ever got as violent about their diet as the vegans are about theirs? Instead of just cutting down on carbs and eating a lot of vegetables, Weight Watchers might go over to the local bakery and spray paint "Sugar is Evil!" all over the birthday cakes.
Maybe vegans just need a little meat in their diet.
08-12-2013, 10:51 PM
Typical of liberalism/progressivism. Don't like something, damage it. And am I the only one who sees the irony in the "Freedom for All" painted on the window?The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
08-13-2013, 08:42 AM
The Army of the 12 Monkeys strikes again.
Do these people really think that they are accomplishing anything with these stunts?
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