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Animal rights group hangs sign on butter cow (Iowa State Fair)
The Sioux City Journal / The Associated Press ^ | August 15, 2011

Posted on 08/15/2011 3:50:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An animal rights group is taking responsibility for hanging a sign on the Iowa State Fair butter cow, saying it represents "humankind's tyranny over defenseless animals."

(Excerpt) Read more at siouxcityjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Food; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: food; iowa; peta; zealots
Do they even realize that milking a cow to manufacture butter doesn't harm the animal? Just the opposite.
1 posted on 08/15/2011 3:51:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Idiots


2 posted on 08/15/2011 3:54:07 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whoever is speaking for unmilked cows, needs to have a microphone and a pulpit. A little ejukashun can’t possibly hurt the animal rights crowd


3 posted on 08/15/2011 3:56:19 PM PDT by wita
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If we didn’t eat dairy products, cows would be extinct. THEN what would the animal rights wackos have to say about that?


4 posted on 08/15/2011 4:00:51 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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5 posted on 08/15/2011 4:01:24 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Do they even realize that milking a cow to manufacture butter doesn't harm the animal? Just the opposite.

There you go again ..... making all kinds of sense! You know that liberals and enviroanimalwackos don't give a darn about logic or facts.

6 posted on 08/15/2011 4:07:05 PM PDT by RobertClark (On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>> it represents “humankind’s tyranny over defenseless animals.”

Well, sure! Especially the tasty ones. :-)

And so it is written...


7 posted on 08/15/2011 4:11:03 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Nervous Tick

Your comment is just rude.

There is room for all of God’s creatures.....

Right next to the mashed potatoes. ;)


8 posted on 08/15/2011 4:24:00 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3
"There is room for all of God’s creatures.....Right next to the mashed potatoes."

Be reasonable. How good to you think an animal rights activist would taste? The meat's too lean, no marbling, would be quite gamy, with everything it's read. Even if you beat with a police baton, it will never be very tender.

They don't have a good diet, they never get out in the open air, you'd have to overcook the meat just to make sure that any parasites it's ingested are dead. Remember, it's been out eating heaven-knows-what. Being free range, you have to cook it until it's dry, and all the flavor is gone, just to be sure.

Now, a good plump Baptist, on the other hand, basted over a mesquite fire...

9 posted on 08/15/2011 4:50:54 PM PDT by jonascord (Politicians should be pelted with human manure, weekly, to remind them of their worth to society.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A LEO/animal rights group collaboration?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2762283/posts

If you want to push back.

http://www.raising-rabbits.com/responsible-animal-owners-defense-trust.html


10 posted on 08/15/2011 4:54:56 PM PDT by meatloaf (It's time to push back against out of control government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And you know they’ve all eaten butter.


11 posted on 08/15/2011 5:00:36 PM PDT by bgill (just getting tagline ready for 6 months after you vote in Perry - Tried to warn you he's a RINO.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Cattle are defenseless?

Killer bull claims 3rd life in Spain

12 posted on 08/15/2011 5:04:09 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Repubs and Dems are arguing whether to pour 9 or 10 buckets of gasoline on a burning house.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A few years ago there was a short run tv series about 20ish year old Amish and ditsy LA types introducing each group to the other’s way of life. One of the LA-ers freaked over raising chickens and said she'd never eat an egg because it was an aborted chicken..... I've often wondered why the show didn't have her sit out in the coop and watch an egg hatch. Poor thing would have been traumatized the rest of her life. It lives!!!
13 posted on 08/15/2011 5:08:04 PM PDT by bgill (just getting tagline ready for 6 months after you vote in Perry - Tried to warn you he's a RINO.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about Marxist tyranny over tax payers!


14 posted on 08/15/2011 5:18:23 PM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
An animal rights group is taking responsibility for hanging a sign on the Iowa State Fair butter cow, saying it represents “humankind's tyranny over defenseless animals.”

So say the merciless slaughterers of innocent vegetables! sarc

15 posted on 08/15/2011 5:30:46 PM PDT by Free in Texas (Obama-Fraudulent, Dishonest, Arrogant, Dangerous and Incompetent...the left's perfect choice!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ummm! Please excuse my rant.

I am sure these whack jobs would hate to lose their ice cream. However, judging from their hatred of life’s pleasures at the expense of lower life forms, ice cream for them is like lye on the tongue. Maybe something else gone out of existence when cows became non-essential would tweak their pea brains. Plastics, adhesives, paint, pharmaceuticals, synthetic fibers, and coatings for paper and plywood are made from caseinates which is made from milk. Forget about Elmer’s Glue. It would, along with everything else, be gone. Also, an entire range of milk derived food products would no longer exist. No more pancakes, for instance. Great chiefs like Paula Dean would no longer bring joy to people’s lives from their cooking. Life would become zip, zap, zero—sterile!

I know it is on the far out, but these whack jobs think that humans would be better off if they were just fed a soup of scientifically created slop. Yep! That’s the ticket! Food would never be touched by the loving culinary arts of a cook in their own kitchen. No more fossil fuels needed to heat a pan of milk chocolate. Instead, it would be regulated by government law that no plant, animal, or sea critter could be taken away from their food chains and put in a bag of gluck for human consumption. Instead human nutrition would be made from approved laboratory derived synthetics.

In the Utopian dreams of the environmental whack job, humans should exist in a pod, never to set foot on Mother Earth. Environmental whack jobs hate anybody that wipes their feet on Mother Earth. Good night! Man must never desecrate nature. That is mortal sin!

In light of the wet dreams of the environmental whack jobs, I give a modest proposal. Man must be isolated from the natural world in such a way that they would exist in closed environments, fed by wires and tubes. Ah! The control over other human animals! No one would need to access to transportation. The only interaction one would experience would be from computers and a direct wire implanted in the brain. Imagine the video games and stimulation one would get with a computer hooked directly to the brain! Imagine sipping a soup that tastes like pizza! Oh the bliss of geek heaven! It would be a step up technologically from the existence of our domesticated animals now, but on the same level of dumb and happy.

The environmental geek whack jobs would reach their goal as masters of the human animal!


16 posted on 08/15/2011 5:41:46 PM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

think of the pain they caused the cow, when the tape was pulled off. hypocrites

(yes, I know it was painless, but they probably don’t know that)


17 posted on 08/15/2011 5:50:17 PM PDT by Hypo2
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.

We could be rid of the ecoterrorists if we could convince them that plants feel pain. They’d have to choose between starving to death and abandoning their idiotic holier-than-thou beliefs.


18 posted on 08/15/2011 7:22:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

>> Your comment is just rude.

I don’t care what you call me, momma — just as long as you call me for dinner! :-)


19 posted on 08/15/2011 7:25:20 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: SunkenCiv

I think you are on to something here! Yes plants feel pain! I’ll tell them that over and over again for the cause!


20 posted on 08/15/2011 7:42:37 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: jonascord

Lol! You have a good point.


21 posted on 08/15/2011 7:50:00 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: Nervous Tick

“For Dinner” is a strange name but if you insist. :)


22 posted on 08/15/2011 7:53:57 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: SunkenCiv; 2ndDivisionVet; Silentgypsy
We could be rid of the ecoterrorists if we could convince them that plants feel pain.

Kinda reminds me of the theory that whales are as intelligent as humans. They ever prove that and EVERYBODY will be out hunting whales. teehee.

23 posted on 08/15/2011 8:34:46 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Give a little bit of yourself to me)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I grew up on a grain, beef and dairy farm. What the hell is a butter cow?


24 posted on 08/15/2011 8:40:35 PM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mmmmmmm....butter...


25 posted on 08/15/2011 8:42:02 PM PDT by redhead (I will vote for Sarah Palin, even if I have to write her in. —)
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To: upsdriver
"I grew up on a grain, beef and dairy farm. What the hell is a butter cow?"

A sculpture of a cow made from mmmmm...butter...

26 posted on 08/15/2011 8:43:30 PM PDT by redhead (I will vote for Sarah Palin, even if I have to write her in. —)
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To: upsdriver

A representational sculpture of a milk cow made from many pounds of butter kept in a refrigerated case with windows. Been at the state fair for many years.


27 posted on 08/15/2011 8:43:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: upsdriver; redhead

28 posted on 08/15/2011 8:46:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: SunkenCiv
They'd endorse cannibalism as the "Gaia-approved" method.

Cheers!

29 posted on 08/15/2011 8:55:52 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; redhead

Okay, thanks, makes sense now.


30 posted on 08/15/2011 9:12:26 PM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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