Iowa butter cow desecrated by animal rights group [PHOTO]

Categories: Animal Rights
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The butter cow during happier times.
One of the Iowa State Fair's iconic attractions was vandalized by a group called Iowans for Animal Liberation early yesterday morning.

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The group left the fair's butter cow covered in red paint with "FREEDOM FOR ALL" scrawled on the refrigerated case covering it.

Here's a photo of the aftermath (the view expressed in the tweet doesn't necessarily reflect our own): In an email to the Des Moines Register, a representative for Iowans for Animal Liberation wrote: "After dismantling the lock to the refrigerated case housing the Butter Cow with a screwdriver, we doused the entire butter sculpture in red paint."

"The paint represents the blood of 11 billion animals murdered each year in slaughterhouses, egg farms, and dairies," the email continues, adding that vandals hid in the fair's Agriculture Building until it closed and then went to work on the sculpture.

The Register reports that no arrests have yet been made, and that the cow's sculptor was summoned and has already scraped the red paint off the cow.

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Elisa Maria
Elisa Maria

Go drink another case of Budweiser, m'kay. The grown ups are talking.

Del Bauer
Del Bauer

Yeah, and if your toothbrush is less than 10 feet away from your toilet you're also brushing your teeth with shit particles.

James Rowe
James Rowe

The reason why they are against this is because it's butter made from a cow. They are still against any product from a cow.

Elisa Maria
Elisa Maria

Oh, yeah and don't forget your e-coli :)

Elisa Maria
Elisa Maria

I meant it literally -> there is shit (Feces) on your meat. Nutters.

apuhson
apuhson

That butter cow was a work of art. The cowards that did that should go to jail and only be fed meat....yeah, THAT kind.

David Gabriel Robinson
David Gabriel Robinson

How can someone see a St Jude commercial and then devote so much energy to defending animal "rights"? Makes no sense.

Del Bauer
Del Bauer

Wow, what an eye opening revelation and shit. If you want to preach and shit about Monsanto and chemicals and shit that's fine and shit. The point of this story is that a bunch of idiots vandalized an object in the shape of a cow for no reason. If everyone not eating meat and shit is so fucking intelligent, there are probably other ways to spread the message....and shit.

Joe Strom
Joe Strom

Shane remembers his first time eating meat and shit. Del

Elisa Maria
Elisa Maria

awesome. people need to wake up and realize what the animal agriculture business is all about but if you're eating meat and shit, literally, you have a hard time thinking due to all the chemicals and hormones pumped into the flesh. mmm. chicken periods. hey, next time i ovulate my egg is yours.

Del Bauer
Del Bauer

Duh. Obviously I knew they knew it's not real. My point is that the group is called Iowans for ANIMAL liberation. Do they also have a problem with inanimate objects in the shape of animals? Duh.

Elisa Maria
Elisa Maria

Obviously it's not real. Obviously they knew. They wouldn't have done it to a real cow. Duh.

Joe Strom
Joe Strom

I remember my first time being an idiot.

Del Bauer
Del Bauer

They do realize that this isn't a real cow right? What a bunch of idiots.

Sebastian Galdames
Sebastian Galdames

You beet me to it. I totally have a beef with people wreaking things that don't belong to them.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@David Gabriel Robinson How do you know they don't do both?  Why can't a person love animals and people? 

Drewey
Drewey topcommenter

I guess some people are capable of more compassion than others. One dimensional vs multidimensional I guess you could say.

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