Save The Bull Hay Bales
A local farmer in Kerang has decided to take a very innovative way of marketing his business as a stud bull seller.
A FARMER who has erected a hay bale sculpture depicting a bull serving a cow has been ordered to take it down and could face obscenity charges.
Bruce Cook, owner of Kactus Point Charolais stud erected the sculpture on his farm on the Murray Valley Highway at Lake Charm near Kerang as “a bit of fun.”
But after someone complained that the sculpture was offensive and obscene Mr Cook received a call from a police officer telling him he had to take it down and that he could be charged with “publishing pornographic images”.
“I couldn’t believe it. How could anyone be offended by something that happens out in the paddocks for real every day of the week?
“It’s just nature,” Mr Cook toldThe Weekly Times, which published a picture of the sculpture yesterday.
Since he built the sculpture on Good Friday, dozens of cars and trucks had stopped to admire it and have a bit of a chuckle, he said.
A defiant Mr Cook said he refused to take it down and in fact plans to light up the sculpture at night from tonight, so it can seen for longer by passers-by.
And he was going to add some calves to the sculpture very soon.
“I told the copper to p*ss off,” he said.
“They have picked on the wrong person. I don’t care what they threaten me with. The sculpture stays,” he said.
Mr Crook said he was not angry just totally amused by the fact someone could find an arrangement of hay bales offensive.
“It’s just a stack of hay bales as far as I’m concerned,” he said.