Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Dog dies in the name of 'art' - and it will happen again.

In 2007, an 'artist' called Guillermo Vargas Habacuc caught a stray dog on the street, tied it up on a short leash to the wall of an art gallery and left it there to die slowly of hunger and thirst. Over the next few days, the artist himself and visitors to the gallery watched impassively as this happened. Now the prestigious Central American Biennial of Art has decided that this was art and has asked Vargas Habacuc to repeat his actions in the Biennial of 2008. If you don't believe it, Google the artist's name. I have not included the link because it contains distressing pictures which I would not like anyone to accidentally see. Please sign the petition and circulate to as many people as possible.

There are two threads running on dog pages if anyone wants more info, it begins in Oct 07 after the original act of cruelty and has been resurrected in light of the new one that is planned.

The links for the petition and dog pages won't publish in this blog, I will add them to my 'links' section on the sidebar on the right.

There are other cruelty items discussed too in the dog pages threads, please be very aware before clicking any of the links, that you know what you are going to be looking at, as it seems they are very distressing. I have not watched them.

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