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Fair's Butter Cow Unwitting Vegan Messenger

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Fair's Butter Cow Unwitting Vegan Messenger

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One highlight at the Iowa State Fair is the famous butter cow. But the 600 lbs. butter sculpture had an unlikely message on it this weekend: "Go Vegan." According to the Des Moines Register, animal rights activists have admitted they snuck past a guard and hung the sign on the cow.

DAVID GREENE, Host:

Good morning. I'm David Greene.

GREENE: Go vegan. According to the Des Moines Register, animal rights activists have admitted they snuck past a guard and hung the sign on the cow. The butter cow, they said, represents human kind's tyranny over defenseless animals. The sign hung for about two hours. Apparently, that's how long tape can adhere to butter.

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