Iowa State Fair – The Butter Cow Bleeds

Written by S.C. Sherman on August 17, 2013

The beloved “Butter Cow” of the Iowa State Fair was viciously attacked last week by terrorists. Every year an artist sculpts a cow out of butter. It’s a well-liked and time honored tradition that has been going for generations. Actually, the butter cow has been a part of the fair since 1911. I had no idea it was the symbol of evil to some. Recently, the Iowa wing of the Animal Liberation Front broke into the refrigerated area containing the yearly icon and poured red paint all over the butter cow.

The ALF claimed responsibility for the breaking and entering and terrorist activity. They claimed the paint represented the blood of “11 billion animals murdered each year in slaughterhouses, egg farms, and dairies.” Really? The butter cow? So they are against butter? Milk? Eggs? Meat? What the heck do they eat? No wonder they are grumpy.

How can these far-left-animal-rights-whackos be so passionate about this? Someone actually sat in their parents’ basement and had a secret meeting. They said something like, “I have a great idea. Let’s break into the State Fair and pour red paint on that darn butter cow. Who’s with me? Pass the bong.” The group of would-be terrorists clapped and cheered. “Yeah, that’ll show those evil farmers and carnivores. Let’s do it!”

This same group is supposedly responsible for releasing a bunch of mink from a mink farm, as well as, some rats from a research facility. Do you think the Animal Liberation crowd even notices that mink coats are still being produced and purchased? Do you think they notice that rats are still saving many lives by being used for research? Do you think they even notice that everything they do is ineffective? All they do is crush the guy raising those minks or ruin some researcher’s hard work. And now ruin a sweet-cream buttery statue for about 4 hours.

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S.C. Sherman
S.C. Sherman grew up a farm kid in rural Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Communications Studies. Steve is a business owner, and recently ran for Iowa State House of Representatives.. S.C. enjoys political commentary and great stories. He has written three fiction novels found at He currently lives with his wife and four children in North Liberty, Iowa.