This may be the most infuriating, disgusting thing I’ve read in years. From a reader:
In 2007, Costa Rican “artist” Guillermo Vargas
Habacuc, took a dog from the street, tied him to a
rope in an art gallery in Honduras, and starved him to
death. For several days, the ‘artist’ and the
visitors of the exhibition have watched emotionless
the shameful ‘masterpiece’ based on the dog’s agony,
until eventually he died. And now the prestigious
Visual Arts Biennial of the Central American decided
that the ‘installation’ was actually art, so that
Guillermo Vargas Habacuc has been invited to repeat
his cruel action for the biennial of 2008.
If you’d like more information and to sign a petition
to stop this from happening again:
The photos are pretty sickening, even to those of us
in the unwanted animal biz who have to see sick,
starving and dying animals every day.
How anyone could have passed by and not given that
poor dog a bowl of water and some food is beyond sick.
But the Daily Mail makes it sound a bit more convoluted. If it’s a hoax, it’s stupid. If it’s real, the artist deserves a beating.