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Boycott Museum Arts for Recommending Killing of Two Healthy Mules for Display ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, suffering, killing )

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Recently, the American Museum of Agriculture purchased two healthy mules at an auction for $3,000. The price paid suggests that these two mules were in good health, at ages 28 and 32. The two were purchased, however, for the sole purpose of being killed

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Past Member (0)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 6:05 am
Noted, signed and shared.

Pat B (356)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 7:22 am
Hi, Cher. This has disturbed me since I read it in the Austin Statesman. Their decision to euthanize these two mules was NOT the way to go, as both of these elderly mules were in good health. As in the case of the 'artist' slowly starving the poor dog in the name of 'Art', (last year), I find this abusive, disgusting, and otherwise sickening for these mules to be displayed like this. I have NO intention of supporting this museum, and w/tell others NOT to see nor encourage this display.
From the Texas Digest: 9/18/12

Mules euthanized for museum exhibit

A West Texas museum has purchased two old mules and euthanized them for a farm display.

The American Museum of Agriculture in Lubbock said in a statement that the two mules were purchased from a local horse and mule trader after a long search for already-preserved animals came up empty.

One mule was 28 years old. The other was 32. The mules were euthanized and will eventually be put on display.

Museum officials said the mules would have otherwise been transported to Mexico and slaughtered.

Responding to criticism over the move, the museum said in the statement released Monday that the real animals will allow visitors to get a more accurate picture of how mules are used in the field.

Thanks for letting me vent about this one. Signed.!!!!!! xox

Andrea Nemec (213)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 7:24 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Michela M (3964)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 7:38 am


Sara Williams (8)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 7:55 am
Two more signatures against this. Seriously, get an artist to create fake mules! More people are sickened by seeing mules that were purposefully killed for an exhibit and don't need real ones to understand the exhibit! So stupid and cruel.

naomi cohen (55)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 9:11 am
signed sara, i totally agree with you. thank you.

Nicole W (646)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 9:30 am

Joe R (190)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 10:12 am
Signed and noted.

. (0)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 10:13 am
n&s and truly disgusted..ty Cher

Mandi T (367)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 10:19 am

Gabriela C (105)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 10:21 am
Thanks Cher, signed.

Yvonne F (181)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 10:32 am
Beyond words!!!!!!!!!! How extremely idiotic and cruel!
Thanks Cher for posting this so I could sign

Yvonne F (181)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 10:33 am
Noted too?

Kimberly B (89)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 11:16 am
Signed, shared and noted. Thank you Cher.

Lisa N (207)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 1:37 pm
Signed, thanks!

. (0)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 2:31 pm
petition signed

Bartlomiej T (296)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 3:03 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Cher!

Sergio Padilla (65)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 3:11 pm

Sandi C (98)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 4:44 pm

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 5:07 pm
S&N! more stupidity abounds now what idiot would want do kill animals for museum pieces when these animals would be so much more lovely and make the visitors so happy to see them in action alive! Just insane at best!!

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 5:39 pm

Eternal Gardener (745)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 5:58 pm

Kay M (347)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 6:06 pm

Rock H (254)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 6:50 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Cher!

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 7:14 pm
SIGNED WITH SPIT, FIRE AND TEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Erin R (181)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 7:27 pm

Leen Kel (39)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 8:42 pm
Signed & noted, thanks! Stop this kind of cruelty Museum, ppl are not interested to see the don't be naive, shallow & idiot!!! Im pissed off!

Gysele van Santen (213)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 10:22 pm

Leslene Dunn (84)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 11:44 pm
Noted - with horror - these so called humans are retarded maniacs - they need to be locked away FOREVER!!!!!

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Friday September 28, 2012, 12:43 am

Danuta W (1250)
Friday September 28, 2012, 1:15 am

Veronique L (209)
Friday September 28, 2012, 1:53 am
Signed and noted with disgust...

Past Member (0)
Friday September 28, 2012, 2:39 am
"The museum responded to criticism with the following statement:
“To complete this exhibit, Museum Arts strongly recommended that we obtain professionally preserved mules in full harness to allow our visitors to understand how essential animal power was to this stage of American agriculture. Our board did consider the use of fiberglass replicas but were advised that the impact of the exhibit would be substantially diminished. Mr. Phil Paramore of Museum Arts said, “The reason that you use a real animal is to most accurately show the way the activity was done at the time. A fiberglass replica just doesn’t convey the same message.” [...] "

Carol H (229)
Friday September 28, 2012, 4:47 am
signed and noted for sure!!

Donna B (36)
Friday September 28, 2012, 5:34 am
Noted and signed. This angers me every day!! There was NO reason to do this and yet they did it anyway! If it was near me, I would be protesting outside and carrying signs! Thx Cher

Donna Hamilton (159)
Friday September 28, 2012, 6:36 am
Noted and signed. Thanks.

. (0)
Friday September 28, 2012, 9:22 am
Jesus wept. What fresh hell is this? A fibre glass mule, a photo of a mule, a stuffed mule -- the only conceivable difference it makes to the exhibit is that the last involves the murder of two innocent fellow creatures. If this were perpetrated for an exhibit in an art gallery, there would be one hell of an outcry, but of course the museum did this on the QT. I imagine this is the first known case of mules killing mules. Paramore's (and there's a name for you) rationale is so vacuous and slippery that it's hard to get a grip on it. Cretin.

Past Member (0)
Friday September 28, 2012, 10:26 am

I'm up for stuffing Mr Paramore! ,of course its just to show accurately how he worked/moved,...y'know ! just keeping it real! ;o

Alison A (244)
Friday September 28, 2012, 10:55 am
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.

Carrie B (306)
Friday September 28, 2012, 1:35 pm
Horrendous behavior!

Teresa Cowley (274)
Friday September 28, 2012, 2:16 pm
This is simply insane!
Signed and shared on fb.
Thank you Cher for the post and Philip for the forward.

Latonya W (82)
Friday September 28, 2012, 2:41 pm
UNF@$^&*())INGBELEIVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant wait for Karma to come will and it always does people.........

Regina P (67)
Friday September 28, 2012, 5:33 pm

Nancy Black (308)
Friday September 28, 2012, 8:53 pm
Noted, signed, tweeted, shared. Murder isn't art.

Buffy F (93)
Friday September 28, 2012, 10:56 pm
done and sharing

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 1:51 am
Noted and signed.

Jane H (139)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 3:36 pm
I love mules.They are wonderful animals. Noted and signed

Sara P (54)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 5:54 am
Signed! Thanks Cher and thanks Philip, always ready to share with me this important stories!!!!

Michael O (176)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 6:17 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Cher!

Jim Phillips (3257)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 9:34 am
Petition signed.

Ty, Cher.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 10:47 pm
Signed! This is terrible! I am an artist and could never grasp such a disgusting idea to use live animals in an art piece and to later destroy them! This is not art!

. (0)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 6:34 am
Signed and noted - ty Chere and Sara for fw

christine s (340)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 11:19 pm
SICK SICK SICK -----sorry for the capitals but I find this absolutely SICK!!!!!!!

Linda M (1748)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 5:32 am
Sick pieces of garbage.

SANDRA R (144)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 6:56 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Cher.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 7:51 am
Noted and signed Cher :0 ..

Wendy J F (62)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 2:16 pm
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