Animal-rights activists vandalize cow at state fair … made of butter
posted at 1:03 pm on August 12, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Yes, there is no better way to protest “11 billion animals murdered each year in slaughterhouses, egg farms, and dairies” than to vandalize a cow sculpture made of butter:
The Iowa State Fair’s beloved butter cow sculpture looks as good as new after vandals covered the iconic bovine in red paint early Sunday. …
A group that calls itself Iowans for Animal Liberation claimed responsibility for the vandalism in an email to the Des Moines Register. The email stated group members hid in the Agriculture Building until it closed.
“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 email said. “The paint represents the blood of 11 billion animals murdered each year in slaughterhouses, egg farms, and dairies.”
It is unclear if Iowans for Animal Liberation is the same group or related to The Animal Liberation Front, which has taken credit for previous acts of vandalism related to animal rights.
These groups are dangerous, and have conducted much more destructive acts of sabotage in the past. This, however, makes them look like the Twelve Monkeys of domestic terror groups. As Iowahawk put it:
Animal rights geniuses vandalize Iowa State Fair to protest imprisonment of cow made of butter http://t.co/cq2B061xmi
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) August 12, 2013
Sometimes reality is more humorous than satire, especially since it’s pretty darned easy to fix a butter sculpture that’s been hit with red paint. The fair had it back in shape by 9 am.