Animal Rights Group Takes Credit for “Butter Cow” Vandalism
A group protesting the consumption of animal products vandalized the Butter Cow at the Iowa State Fair over the weekend, according to a report from our sister station WHO TV.
Iowans for Animal Liberation is taking credit for the vandalism. In an e-mail to the Des Moines television station, the group admitted its members hid in the Agriculture Building until after closing Saturday night then broke into the cooler that houses the butter cow.
The group poured red paint over the sculpture and painted the message “Freedom for all” on the window of the display.
The cow, which is made with about 600 pounds of butter covering a wood and metal frame, has been a part of the fair since 1911, according to a report from CBS.