Local Family Protesting Fair

By: Karen Kostko
By: Karen Kostko

Jon Arnes of Stratford usually shows about 20 of his Holstein and milking short horn cattle, but this year is different. Because of a policy fair organizers have in place, he is protesting.

"They just seem to not want to talk with us so in protest we will leave our animals home and they will stay home until they can hear us out at least," Arnes says.

The policy says that animal owners are not allowed to stay in the barns during the night with their animals. They say it is because of strict security reasons.

Executive secretary of the Wisconsin Valley Fair, Jayme Buttke, says that anyone who does not want to follow the policy can stay home.

"Our security personnel knows that if there's an animal that's loose, they're able to tie it back up and if there is a problem, they can always contact us through our office," Buttke says.

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