Animal rights terrorists poured red paint over the Iowa State Fair’s butter cow sculpture over the weekend, but the damage was quickly scraped away and visitors never knew the iconic sculpture had been damaged.
The terrorist group 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.
“It’s sad, because the butter cow is iconic of the Iowa State Fair,” said Lori Chappell, Iowa State Fair marketing director, who added: “No one was hurt; no one was injured. The butter cow is fine.”
Jerry Vlasak, a supporter the international terrorist group Animal Liberation Front, praised the vandalism of the butter cow as a “reminder that there are people opposed to the eating of meat and dairy and that the meat and dairy industry is inordinately cruel.”
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Vlasak is a spokesman for the Animal Liberation Press Office, which is not directly affiliated with the Animal Liberation Front, but makes available four spokesman who publicly discuss Animal Liberation Front’s views and actions with the news media.
In an email to the Des Moines Register, the Iowa terrorist group stated:
“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.”