Fun and games

There's a booth at the California State Fair that is all “fun and games,” but then, someone gets hurt. Actually, millions get hurt. While there's a prize wheel fairgoers may spin to win vegan ice cream at the People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals' display (at 1600 Exposition Boulevard through July 28), they may also view a video exposing cruelty in the dairy industry. Is that too much of a fair buzzkill? Well, imagine how the cows feel. Often at dairy farms, the animals are mutilated (horns and tails are cut off); live in crowded, filthy conditions; are given drugs, which seep into groundwater; and calves are separated from their mothers, whose milk is drained to make cheese, just so it can be deep-fried and put on a stick? We can do better than that.