…Have a whole parade of them! Seriously of all the things I was expecting to see during my trip to Peru, cows wasn’t one of them. I figured I’d see lots of llamas, not even sure why Peruvians loves their llamas, but the highlight in Lima this year was cows. Cows scattered all over the city in weird artistic interpretations/poses/whatever you want to call it, either way its still COWS!
Truth be told anyone in Lima I talked to (Which is a limited number due to my poor Spanish speaking skills) didn’t really know much about why their were cows all over, other than it had something to do with Gloria. In all actuality Gloria is just a sponsor for this specific Cow Parade, which happens all over the world. According to CowParade.com these cows are set up all around different cities for 2-4 months and then auctioned off with the proceeds going to local charities and not-for-profits. Supposedly they chose a cow because it is a beloved creature all over the world. If you ask me I just think big smelly things that make milk. I would have choose a more noble and lovable creature, such as oh I don’t know – A MONKEY! Surely there was some poor representation on the board choosing which creature to select, but I can’t blame them this whole thing started out of Connecticut. I’m not even sure what all comes from Connecticut other than Cow Parades.
You are in luck if you have ever had a weird infatuation with cows, the Lima auction has not yet begun. Have you ever wanted to cook a delicious cheeseburger on a grill that resembles the animal you are cooking? Does it actually work, who knows but it’s a cow grill what more could you ask for? I also saw a boxer cow and one that was covered in the skin from hundred of onions, so beautiful I teared up a little. I’m not sure what the average cow goes for but I know Oprah Winfrey has one, you have that kind of money right? Who doesn’t? Oprah isn’t hip enough, don’t worry Ringo Starr and Elton John have a cow too, yeah challenge that cool, I dare you.
There is a competition going on for the best picture of/with a cow and the winner gets S/. 500 ($176) of Gloria products. I’m not sure what that exactly that includes, I asked them but they wouldn’t udder a response.
Have you come across these cows in your travels? If not you may in the future they seem to be springing up all over the place, and have already been in New York and are next to spring up in Tokyo, Taipei, Tijuana and San Diego.
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