April 13, 2008
I had recently emailed the blog/articles regarding the starving of a dog by a Hondurian, named Guillermo Habacuc Vargas, in the name of art to a lot of my friends whom are mostly dog owners. I got a bunch of strong reactions with the majority in favor that is akin to “torture porn” fantasies fo what should be done to this so-called “artist”. (I have reprinted the reactions in the comments sections, but no doubt I may get a few additional comments also.) In an ideal world, this type of art should not happen. In an ideal world people should be brought to justice for utilizing the ending of a life as an excuse for art. Although, I’m not a PETA fanatic myself, I love animals and doggies and cats. And in my experience, a lot of these animals are actually more intelligent than the majority of the human race. Although, I personally haven’t thought of ways to punish Guillermo Habacuc Vargas that would warrant a sequel to Hostel just yet. Anyways, his excuse for having done this “art”, he had recently said,
Hello everyone. My name is Guillermo Habacuc Vargas. I am 50 years old and an artist. Recently, I have been critisized for my work titled “Eres lo que lees”, which features a dog named Nativity. The purpose of the work was not to cause any type of infliction on the poor, innocent creature, but rather to illustrate a point. In my home city of San Jose, Costa Rica, tens of thousands of stray dogs starve and die of illness each year in the streets and no one pays them a second thought.
Now, if you publicly display one of these starving creatures, such as the case with Nativity, it creates a backlash that brings out a big of hypocrisy in all of us. Nativity was a very sick creature and would have died in the streets anyway.source
Ironically, I see the hypocrisy in his own statement (as well as to the question of “What is art?”). Should we starve a hungry, sick, homeless person to illustrate a point of poverty and hunger also in this world?
ok so being the animal lover that i am i can not look at this if there is a picture, but i think this is the thing someone sent me on myspace it was a picture of a dog then had some words about animal abuse, i cant handle it i would like to know the story but if there are pictures i cant handle it!
Give me five minutes with the mutha f*cker. I'll show him some art. This ass clown needs to hanged and made an example of.
This person should be hung by his balls while getting his feet sawed off. Then force fed his own feet. Then dragged behind a running horse letting him bleed to near death. Finally, tie him to a corner naked in the cold with a sign around his neck saying not to feed him. :evil:
That is mean. They should shoot the so called artist. I am not one of those obsessed pet lovers but I still like pets. That is damn cruel. :cry:
This is AWFUL!!! It is heartbreaking to view! What a SICK FUCK and art I don't bloody think so!!!! This is an outrageous act of crulty and he and all individuals which were aware of this and did nothing should be put in prison! I'm going to post this as a bulletin on myspace as I am an animal actvist as well as some of my mates on myspace. Also, to promote awareness... It is very hard to view the pics of such crulty! I feel sick almost...
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