Animal Rights Group Hangs Sign on Butter Cow

Norma "Duffy" Lyon stands next to her butter sculpture of a cow Aug. 3, 2004, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Des Moines Register, Holly McQueen)


By Kara Kelly

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."

The Des Moines Register is reporting the small sign reading "Go vegan" was attached to the butter cow with tape Sunday morning. Fair spokeswoman Lori Chappel says the butter cow wasn't damaged.

The newspaper received an e-mail from an animal rights group saying one or more activists from another group got past a guard in the Agriculture Building, climbed a wall and got into the refrigerated case where the butter sculptures are located. The e-mail said the group wanted to bring attention to animals used for food.

The group says the sign was up for about two hours.

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