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This is your chance to speak out about the 'Don't Trust Me' exhibit at the San Francisco Art Institute. Killing animals is NOT art!!!

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Maryanne C (111)
Tuesday March 25, 2008, 1:19 pm
Noted and action taken.Thank you Lorie.

Bruce Combs (468)
Tuesday March 25, 2008, 2:06 pm

For a list of these senseless, cruel, and sadistic (are there any other kind?!) murders of animals go to: where there are at least 5 submission on this same story with the same photo. Please note, comment, and promote each one of them, even if you just paste in the same comment on each one (and you can just copy this comment or parts if you wish!) Please deal with the other topics, too! My submission early today, “HOW DOES OUR GARDEN GROW,”
Concerns not only this topic of cruelty, but also the efficiency for both submitters and signers to use SEARCHES more, as I did to find this page. Be sure to see the comment on “MOTHER NATURE MOURNS,”

Courage, Energy, Peace, etc., Bruce

Tim R (581)
Tuesday March 25, 2008, 3:05 pm
Thank you for taking action to speak out against the killing of animals as "art." Please also ask your family and friends to take action, and follow up with a respectful letter, phone call, or personal email to Chris Bratton, president of the San Francisco Art Institute:

Thank you, Lorie!
noted. :-))

. (0)
Tuesday March 25, 2008, 5:47 pm
Its beyond amazing they would even allow such a thing in their doors. i'm going to e mail that sluff chris bratton & tell him off. sick human trash beings, i hate them

Bruce Combs (468)
Tuesday March 25, 2008, 7:12 pm
Please share that email address and any other relevant one with us lazy people, Pinky Peace, etc., Bruce

Bruce Combs (468)
Tuesday March 25, 2008, 7:12 pm
Please share that email address and any other relevant one with us lazy people, Pinky Peace, etc., Bruce

Robert Redmon (128)
Wednesday March 26, 2008, 12:48 am
Noted and action already taken, thanks Lorie.

Lorie G (33)
Wednesday March 26, 2008, 2:43 pm

Wolfweeps P (251)
Wednesday March 26, 2008, 9:27 pm
Evidently someone has been lstening. The petition has been stopped, but a new one has begun to "thank them" for stopping it. I don't know about thanking them, but how about getting royally angry about them even thinking that it is acceptable? What is the matter with these people? Are they bent in the head? Did they take to many drugs, get hit in the head one to many times as a child? Who comes up with this bizzare sense of creativity?

Say Thank you? I hardly think so!
As a result of the overwhelming response from IDA members, the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) has agreed to suspend a controversial exhibit consisting of video images of six animals being bludgeoned to death with a large sledgehammer. Please Take Action to reaffirm your desire to see this exhibit closed down once and for all, and to urge SFAI to implement a policy explicitly prohibiting exhibits for which animals were intentionally exploited or killed.


Wolfweeps P (251)
Wednesday March 26, 2008, 10:09 pm
I find it insulting to human intelligence that we, as human beings need to write a petition, letters to please ask you "not" to show the horrid videos of animals being slaughtered in a snuff film.
Where is the humanity in witnessing the violent actions of humans inflicting purposeful torture on another living creature? Where is the art in that? Why? Torturing an animal to death is art? NO!
It is the act of a sociopath. This what humans do when they can feel nothing for anything but the excitement at the violence and pain of a helpless life in pain and agony! What would happen next? These actions are that of a sick person. But you want to promote it as a piece of art? Is this what you wish to teach the worlds children and young adults? Where is the compassion that inspires great art in music, paintings, writing and all the beautiful scopes of art?
It is not in watching an innocent animal slowly tortured to death in pain and suffering. If this is your concept and belief of what art truly is, then you need to be shut down, and never open your doors again. For you would surely be in part responsible in the creation of future torturers who will seek to find beauty in pain and suffering. Shame on you, and those that support this type of death and pain to innocent creatures who have no voice in refusing to be slammed and beaten by a sledge hammer.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 27, 2008, 3:47 am
How disgusting! Noted.

Lorie G (33)
Sunday March 30, 2008, 4:04 pm
I agree Wolf....
But it hasn't been permanently shut down just yet. They've temporarily closed it and the letters are to 'thank them' for taking the first step but to take the next step also and close if forever. I wrote the letter and expressed my disgust again, adding that as an artist myself I'm appalled at the notion.

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Saturday May 10, 2008, 8:00 am
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