updated 7/15/2009 6:50:26 PM ET 2009-07-15T22:50:26

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have come up with an idea for sculptor Sarah Pratt and the Iowa State Fair — instead of using butter for a Michael Jackson sculpture, how about a nondairy spread?

Officials with the fair, known for its butter cow, announced days after Jackson's death that they also would display a sculpture of the King of Pop. Last Wednesday, they said they would let the public decide in an online ballot.

Iowa State Fair marketing director Lori Chappell said as of Tuesday more than 70,000 people have voted on the Web site. Chappell said early on, most people voted `no.' Since then, there has been a surge of `yes' votes.

PETA recommends using something called "Earth Balance," which it describes as a "nondairy buttery spread" if there is a Jackson sculpture.

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