Plush toy maven and CRAFT friend Lauren Venell writes:

I recently made this “Cash Cow” plush for the Plush You LA show at Munky King. It’s divided into the hidden costs of factory farming that we all pay, such as pollution clean-up, treating food-borne illness, and direct government subsidies to livestock companies.


Lauren also pointed me to the “hybrid corn” plushies by Etsy user GoBuggy, like this Holstein-patterned hand-stitched delight.


Reminds me of the Plush Irradiated Sirloin project tutorial I wrote for MAKE Volume 11. In fact, I think Lauren and I met and became friends specifically because we both make plush meat.