Monday, April 07, 2008

Human Garbage

Please read this story about a poor dog that was cruelly starved in the name of art.

A Costa Rican artist did an exhibition in Managua, Nicaragua. He paid some kids to catch an emaciated street dog. He tied up the dog underneath the words "You are what you read" pasted on the wall in dog food. He did not allow anyone to give the dog food or water. The dog died as a result of this exhibition.

Look at the third picture down. I'm really not sure who is worse - the artist or all these jackasses standing around munching wine and cheese while this poor creature suffered. It would have taken force to keep me from helping this animal had I been in attendance.

It gets worse. This creep actually won a prize for this "exhibit" and has been asked to show at a national event in Honduras. There's a petition to keep this from happening. Please sign it if you're willing.

Waterboarding? Too kind for this bastard.


chelene said...

I didn't click on the link because your description was enough. What he did is vile.

Slave to the dogs said...

Chelene - I just don't get some people. Art? Nope. Not even close. If that were the case you could show some of those skin lampshades the Nazis made as art too.

BeckEye said...

I'm with Chelene - I can't bring myself to read it. But I'll sign the petition.

Slave to the dogs said...

Thanks, beckeye. I gave you the jist of the story anyway.

justacoolcat said...

Also, couldn't click the link.

Unreal. Very angry.

Slave to the dogs said...

Cat - it really is unreal, isn't it? The disregard for life because it's not human.

Metro said...


And yet in Vancouver, there was a campaign to save Sniffy the Rat--one of the world's most disposable creatures, from becoming a performance art pancake.

Sniffy was scheduled to meet his end beneath a large concrete block. As I recall, he was freed after some court action.

I have to say that I think the point of the exhibition described was valid, and made doubly so by the fact that apparently nobody was willing to stop him or to interfere. In this country, I'm reasonably sure what he was doing would have been illegal.

Perhaps, as he intended, the exhibition highlights the devaluation of life of all forms in the circumstances in which he found it.

I oppose animal cruelty, and I think he should have been stopped. I'm just suprised no-one seemed able or willing to stop him.

Made his point for him, I think.

Pugs said...

I couldn't look at this. I was infuriated reading how people stood around with wone and cheese looking on. Douchebags! I just kept thinking of my own pugs.

Slave to the dogs said...

Metro - I can see the point too, but it is deplorable to execute the point as "art". I did read that there were people who tried to help the animal and were denied, but the details are rather fuzzy.

Pugs, luckily your pugs are safe and fat at home like my own kerpupples.