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Jul 28, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Artist Laura Ginn recently hosted an extravagant dinner in Manhattan to complement her art show, "Tomorrow We Will Feast Again On What We Catch." The dinner was made with rat meat, and the artist wore a fur coat made from the pelts of 300 rats.

Catching and eating animals for survival is one thing, but Ginn purchased and used medical rats from California. She used thousands of dollars solicited from the public to fund the exhibition and dinner. Despite the exhibition's primitive survivalist motif, the use of medical rats in this fashion was indulgent and glamorized animal exploitation for the sake of art. Eating wild rats is dangerous because of the diseases they carry, so the dinner/performance art had little if any educational value from a survivalist perspective.

This is not the first time animals have been killed, tortured or exploited for the sake of an art show. New York City is a leader in the art world, and should not allow these types of shows to become trendy. Please click here to sign the petition to urge NYC art galleries to ban future exhibitions involving animal exploitation and cruelty.

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Posted: Jul 28, 2012 6:09am
Nov 19, 2011
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

As the holiday season approaches, many New York shoppers plan to purchase a new puppy for their children and loved ones. Unfortunately, many dishonest pet stores continue to vend puppies from puppy mills, claiming that they come from small private breeders. As a result, shoppers unwittingly perpetuate the cruel puppy mill cycle and bring home pets that often fall ill.

According to a recent undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States, over 100 New York pet stores supply puppies obtained by inhumane commercial breeders. Over a four-month period in 2011, shoppers purchased more than 4,500 puppies from these stores.

Dogs bred and raised in puppy mills receive little or no medical care or exercise and are often confined in cramped wire cages. This often results in heartbreak when new pets fall ill or die shortly after the holiday season.

Please sign the petition to enforce the standards of puppy sales in New York Pet stores.

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Posted: Nov 19, 2011 5:50pm

 

 
 
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