The signature hand-painted "hippie" chicken buses of Grant Family Farms in Wellington, Colorado were hit by vandals over the weekend, who spray-painted them with ugly symbols and slurs:
Sometime between 9 p.m. Sept 7 and 11 a.m. Sept. 9, criminals passed a "No trespassing" sign and sprayed the messages across windows and all sides of three buses. Most of the messages were swastikas and slurs against gay people.
Ann Grant Martin, a member of the organic farm's founding family, who is gay, said the act was committed by "somebody with a lot of darkness in their hearts."
"The farm is a safe place to work, and it's a healthy place to work, and it's a very inclusive and respectful place to work," she said, adding that the vandalism is "really upsetting."
The Larimer County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident as a hate crime. Grant Family Farms is Colorado's first organic farm and donates hundreds of thousands of pounds of food each year to feed the hungry.