It likely will be an unwelcomed guest, but PETA has come to the Nebraska State Fair.
The animal rights group has announced that it will have a booth at the Nebraska State Fair for the first time, taking direct aim at the dairy industry.
PETA plans to greet fairgoers in Grand Island with costumed mascots waving signs that read, “Cheese Comes From Unhappy Cows”. An 8-foot-tall “Wheel of Torture” will be set up on which visitors can win an invitation to go inside the booth and watch a video in which PETA claims to expose alleged cruelty in the dairy industry.
“Our booth will look like fun and games, but the message is serious: Dairy products cause misery to animals and contribute to the obesity epidemic,” Katie Arth, PETA’s campaign manager said in a written statement released by PETA. “Cows are mutilated and artificially impregnated, and they mourn the loss of calf after calf so that their milk can be siphoned off for a product filled with fat and cholesterol.”
PETA claims the dairy industry treats animals cruelly and that dairy products are unhealthy.