California Republican Party on State Fair Bovine Tragedy
Let’s get Mooooving on State Budget
How many more cows must die before Dems act?
SACRAMENTO – California Republican Party Communications Director Mark Standriff today issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s tragic shooting of a dairy cow.
“Obviously, the stress of state budget uncertainty is taking its toll on these dedicated state employees, from fair management, to state fair police, to the U.C. Davis veterinary director who had to make the fatal decision to tragically down this pregnant cow and her unborn calf. We’re not second guessing the call. Considering the circumstances, it may have been the best decision. But it’s not fair to force people to make life-and death decisions when they’re also coping with the prospect of fewer vacation days or reduced office supplies.
“With the state budget nearly a month overdue, the Democrat legislative leaders are happy to hang out in their own corral, unable to agree even among themselves how to close the state budget gap. This is inexcusable. This is bull. This is a new low for Democrats.
“Is nothing sacred to them anymore, not even cows?”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A pregnant cow that got loose at the California State Fair has been shot and killed.
State Fair general manager Brian May says the animal broke free of its enclosure Tuesday morning and stampeded through the fairgrounds where exhibitioners and concessionaire were setting up.
The incident occurred before the gates had officially opened for the day. No one was injured.
Police and veterinarians at the scene tried to corral and tranquilize the animal, but May said the tranquilizer gun didn’t fire properly.
Police ultimately shot and killed the cow, whose calf did not survive.
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