DES MOINES, Iowa—An animal rights group has taken credit for vandalizing the Iowa State Fair's famous Butter Cow and its refrigerated case.
Iowans for Animal Liberation said they were the ones who splashed red paint on the iconic bovine. The words "Freedom for all" were also painted on the glass window thousands of fair attendees look through to catch a glimpse at the butter sculpture.
"The paint represents the blood of 11 billion animals murdered each year in slaughterhouses, egg farms and dairies," read a press release from the animal rights organization sent out Monday morning.
But, if the vandals hoped to disrupt the fair, Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Scott Bright said they failed in their mission.
(H/T Mark Johnson)