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Animal welfare group vandalizes Iowa butter cow
Yahoo News/AP ^ | 8-12-13 | SCOTT MCFETRIDGE

Posted on 08/13/2013 12:45:19 AM PDT by kingattax

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An animal welfare group intent on sending a message in support of veganism hid until closing time then poured red paint over the Iowa State Fair's butter cow. But the damage was quickly scraped away and visitors never knew the iconic sculpture had been damaged.

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.

The words "Freedom for all" were scrawled on a display window.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: butter; ecoterrorists; intolerance; liberalbigots; napl; veganism
dang butter cow isn't even safe any more.
1 posted on 08/13/2013 12:45:19 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Will they be banned for life like a clown in an Obama mask?


2 posted on 08/13/2013 12:47:34 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: kingattax

These people really need to be taught a lesson. Damaging private property should have it’s consequences. This was on private property, so they should have been shot as trespassers, had they been caught.


3 posted on 08/13/2013 12:47:54 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: kingattax
Let's see these pasty-faced gutless wonders pour red paint on some leather clad bikers. Or drive their hybrids into some barrios on a Saturday night and try to disrupt a cock fight.
4 posted on 08/13/2013 12:48:56 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa

“Let’s see these pasty-faced gutless wonders pour red paint on some leather clad bikers”

The Appalachian Trail access point is right next to the local biker dive.

During the summer, sometimes, the smelly hippies come in for ice and other sundries.

By the time they leave, they’re wall-eyed, cold sweating and pasty faced.

And we don’t even say anything.

We just...stare...and smile.

So far, not one peep about the yards of dead cow skin standing around in the place or the bloody burgers on the plates.

:)


5 posted on 08/13/2013 1:03:20 AM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: Salamander

I find this story to be a wonderfully illustrative example of the stupidity of these people.

About 1 BLOCK down the Street is the “Dairy Barn” where you can visit the Dairy herds that exhibitors have brought to Des Moines for the prestigious Fair competition.

These animals (and Dairy herds in general) are treated like no other livestock on the face of the planet. They are pampered, washed, brushed, and doted upon by their owners. They bring the little babies along to the fair and put up signs ASKING people to pet them, take photos, etc...because they want them to be docile and completely accepting of humans so that they grow up to be friendly cows.

The fact that they targeted the Butter Cow (which is created each year specifically to promote that industry)...is just hilarious. Of course, they could have “painted” some of cattle further down the Street...those that are bred to be future steak...but they would have had to deal with real animals and their very real owners (who often sleep overnight in the barns next to them).

Are they envisioning that they are going to “free” the pampered Dairy cows into the wild? That would be quite the event....the herd would probably find the nearest farm and politely ask to take up residence.


6 posted on 08/13/2013 1:16:11 AM PDT by garandgal
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To: GeronL

“Will they be banned for life like a clown in an Obama mask?”

Yea, that really bothered me as well. In this case, some treaching abou “domestication of animals” would help. Well, not the vandals, but some animal rights people. The cow benefits and survives because the farmer takes care of her. Of course it’s “unnatural”, explain that to the cow. However the cow survives and prospers. She likely has a cousin that will get to jump four square on the chest of a cowboy because a clown isn’t there to help him.

BTW how many rodeo clowns have used masks of Bush, Cheney or Clinton? Now, one clown just carrying on the tradition, rescuing bull riders and making people laugh has had his life ruined. Not the least of affects is his bevel oping a deep and abiding hatred for his “fellow Americans”.

Sorry for rambling on.


7 posted on 08/13/2013 1:53:00 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: garandgal

It is my fondest wish that they screw up someday and blunder into the Holstein bull exhibit.

Nastiest damn cattle on earth.

I’d love to see them “free” one of those big boys.

[or, alternatively, mosey out here to hillbilly heaven and pull this crap at one of our many ag fairs]

:)

I had to laugh last month when, on a bike ride, I led him up a back road to the first night of the Franklin county fair.

We parked the Harleys and wandered around the livestock tents.

We had to go through the Holstein tent to get my faves, the Jerseys and Himself remarked as we passed the spotted ladies “Wow. They’re huge. They look a lot smaller in a field.”

A lot of people don’t realize just how big a dairy cow is.


8 posted on 08/13/2013 1:56:46 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: kingattax

what a bunch of retarded fools


9 posted on 08/13/2013 2:41:53 AM PDT by Principled
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To: kingattax
It never ceases to amaze me the irony that is lost on some people. A bunch of neo-Nazi ''environmental activists'' damage private property and then shout "Freedom for all!''. All that is except for the person(s) whose property is being destroyed. Apparently to these '' fine young cannibals'' certain people are deemed by them not to be free.
10 posted on 08/13/2013 2:44:47 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: kingattax

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57598168/vegan-activists-throw-red-paint-on-iowa-state-fairs-butter-cow/
"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."

11 posted on 08/13/2013 2:49:04 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: garandgal

Short version. Years back when I was ED at Off-Road.com, the Animal Liberation front put out a wanted poster with mu pic after following me on a Barstow to Vegas protest rife.

They couldn’t find my address, so they put my pic with my boss’s address...and he lived in Hawaii.

Needless to say I was never found. Smart they ain’t.


12 posted on 08/13/2013 2:50:16 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

That’s what I get for typing without glasses..”My” and “Ride”....


13 posted on 08/13/2013 2:51:40 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: kingattax
On a brighter note, seventeen-year-old Kelsey Smith, of Henry County was crowned 2013 Iowa State Fair Queen:


14 posted on 08/13/2013 2:53:40 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: kingattax

“Eat more Chicken”


15 posted on 08/13/2013 2:55:05 AM PDT by meyer (What would John Hancock do?)
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To: Salamander

You know....I SHOULD have mentioned that also just two blocks down the street from where they did this resides the Iowa State Fair “Super Bull.”

This year’s winner is a Charolais, weighing in at 3,032 lbs. His name is Squirt...LOL! Wonder why they didn’t decide to really “make a statement” by painting old Squirt?

I’m still laughing about them “freeing” the Dairy cows. Seriously...they would just be completely befuddled. I am partial to the Jerseys, too. Grew up on a farm, but we had sheep and hogs...Dad had a nearly irrational hatred of all things bovine.

I did, however, have my own little flock of ducks; and I was constantly trying to sneak the bottle lambs into the house.


16 posted on 08/13/2013 3:11:56 AM PDT by garandgal
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To: JimSEA

I agree


17 posted on 08/13/2013 3:16:59 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: iowamark

Wow.

Something tells me she didn’t get those quads by just prancing in high heels all day.

Great physique.


18 posted on 08/13/2013 4:22:58 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: kingattax

You know you are at the bottom of the food chain when you are so pathetic that your big protest attempt basically goes unnoticed..........


19 posted on 08/13/2013 4:29:16 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: kingattax

As always no reaction from the media for more leftist-inspired acts of intolerance.


20 posted on 08/13/2013 5:14:12 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: kingattax; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Paula Deen has sworn blood vengeance.

[Thanks to TheOldLady for the heads-up!]


21 posted on 08/13/2013 6:44:48 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

Keep up the good work.


22 posted on 08/13/2013 6:51:23 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: garandgal

Thanks for telling about the Dairy Barn—it sounds like fun and a great photo opportunity!


23 posted on 08/13/2013 7:20:13 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (:))
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To: Impala64ssa

Very good points


24 posted on 08/13/2013 7:24:06 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: iowamark; kingattax; Slings and Arrows
"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."


Oh, get over yourselves.
Farm animals cannot be murdered.
That's why they're called "slaughterhouses."
Just because you act in an evil and ungodly manner does not mean that you can force others to commit the same sins.
Food animals are here because God put them here for us to eat.
They are humanely and quickly slaughtered, and companies whose employees are cruel to their stock are exposed and reformed.
You speak of suffering and misery, yet you ignore the genocide caused by your precious sacrament, abortion, that has deprived us of 55,000,000 American citizens since 1973, AND COUNTING.

You hypocritical morons. You put animal welfare above the lives of human beings. You could not be more wrong, and you will answer to God for your blind selfishness.

Stay out of my kitchen and my life.
25 posted on 08/13/2013 7:29:21 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Salamander

I’ve heard about how mean the Holstein bulls are but have no experience w/them. Is is testosterone or are the females nasty, too? (More stuff to websearch this winter.)


26 posted on 08/13/2013 7:31:24 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (:))
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To: garandgal

2009’s winner, Big Black, apparently holds the record at 3,404 lbs. All I can think of is what it would feel like if he stepped on my foot. Ow.


27 posted on 08/13/2013 7:49:08 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (:))
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To: Salamander

LOL! You just painted a powerful word picture there girlie! :)


28 posted on 08/13/2013 7:53:34 AM PDT by Ditter
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