The Humane Party symbol and original logo (the “classic” logo)
In 2009, the Humane Party selected the bovine as the party’s primary symbol because bovines are currently subject to some of the most extreme forms of human brutality. Bovines have also been so thoroughly propertized that one commonly used plural word for bovine cows and bulls is “cattle”—a word derived from the Anglo-French catel, meaning “property”.
The colors and stars used in the original, “classic” logo were intended to evoke those of the American flag.
The negative spaces between the legs of the bovine depict the silhouettes of three other animals. These additional animals were included to indicate three levels of U.S. government—federal, state, and local—and thereby show that the scope and aim of the Humane Party is fully commensurate with that of other political parties.