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Artist starves dog for exhibit
12 years ago
This is so sickening.  There are no words to even describe it.

PROTEST!!!!!!!!! Sign petition please!!!!!!CROSSPOST!!
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----- Original Message -----
From: mentayflor@ciudad.com.ar
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2007 3:34 PM
Subject: -¡BOYCOT CRUEL "ARTIST"!, HE KILL A STARVED DOGGIE

Dear friends, this is very cruel and sad. An "artist" from Costa Rica, named Guillermo Habacuc Vargas, put a starved dog as a work of art, the poor doggie dead there, he did not want anyone give him food o water. This monster asked  some childres to chase the dog and he paid them for their dirty work to give him the dog.

In that event, (in which the dog died) he was chosen to represent his country in the "Bienal Centroamericana Honduras 2008",
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the petition site is to sign to boycott him , so he won't can participate in the event:
Please see the pictures
http://www.marcaacme.com/blogs/analog/index.php/2007/08/22/5_piezas_de_habacuc (if you want you can write your opinion abaut this "artist" below).
 
The emails of the Bienal to ask that this monster wont't be select to representative of his country are:
 
bienalcostarica@gmail.com  ,   info@madc.ac.cr
 
http://www.nacion.com/ln_ee/2007/octubre/04/_Img/1748857_0.jpg
http://www.marcaacme.com/blogs/media/blogs/laboratorio/navitividad1.JPG
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12 years ago
bastards!!!!! i signed, how could he!!
12 years ago
How sad!  I wish I'd been there; I'd have untied that doggie and run away with him even if it got me arrested.  There is no excuse for doing this, especially in the name of "art".  I will definitely sign this petition!
12 years ago
What I can't believe is that there are people standing around this poor dog and they did NOTHING!  The sick bastard and so called "artist" refused the dog water or food.  I am so pissed off about this.  I am a person who appreciates art, and this is in no way art.  Since when is torture considered art?


12 years ago
I crossposted this on myspace too.
If you look at the website with more photos, they used dog kibble to make the letters on the wall. infuriating! hope he gets busted, hope peta puts out an alert about this heartless idiot!
12 years ago
Yeah Echo, I saw the dog kibble.  I swear I am so f-cking pissed off about this.  
This is from a blog I found......
12 years ago
Dead Dog: But is It Art?

by Rod Hughes

A Costa Rican artist found himself in hot water with the animal protection people in his home country after using a starving, sick street dog as part of an exposition in Managua, Nicaragua, in August. Guillermo “Habacuc” Vargas allegedly found the dog tied up on a street corner in a poor Nicaragua barrio and brought it to the showing.

He tied the dog, according to furious animal lovers, in a corner of the salon where it died after a day. Habacuc’s exhibition included a legend spelled out in dog food reading “You are what you read,” photos and an incense burner that burned an ounce of marijauna and 175 “rock’ of crack cocaine. In the background, according to reports, the Sandista national anthem played backwards.

According to the artist, his “art” was a tribute to Natividad Canda, a Nicaraguan burglar killed in Costa Rica by two rottweilers guarding property he had entered at night. The incident caused friction between the two countries. Habacuc told the daily La Nacion, “I won’t say the dog died. The importance to me is the hypocracy of the people where an animal is the focus of attention where people come to see art but not when it’s in the street starving to death.”

“The same thing happened with poor Natividad Canda. The people sympathized with him only after he was dead,” the artist added.

The artist apparently is unaware that at least three large, active organizations are dedicated in Costa Rica to the protection of animals and that several persons have been prosecuted for cruelty to animals. They are hampered in their efforts by the old Hispanic customs of disregard for animal welfare and by a lack of funding.

12 years ago
That is just nasty what this guy is doing!!!i hope he gets persecuted too!
peace
vero
evil human
12 years ago
My only hope is that all you do comes back to you, and that this sick human pays dearly for what he has done.
12 years ago

If this act was done to a human it would be murder, but a dog, no one gives a f##k in that country. How many of us readers would of cut the dog free, forcibly removed him and done everything physically possible?  Everyone that looked art the dog and did nothing is a culprit to murder.

It’s at times like these where I wish had a shed load of money and could fly over to Costa Rica and meet Guillermo Habacuc Vargas – and tell him exactly what I think.

12 years ago

So true Patricia, i also find it hard to believe that NO ONE did anything to help this poor dog. For my part they are as guilty as the SOB !

12 years ago

you know if we did this to a nother person we would go to jail.I think that the sob should be put on that chain and starve  just like that poor dog did. shame on the people who just  stood by and did nothing to save that dog. they need to be put o the chain right next to Guillermo Habacuc Vargas and strave to.Whats up with the dog food on the wall why the heck didnt they give it to the dog?

starves dog for exhibit
12 years ago

how awfull, i agree the sob, chained  up and starved,

                   jacqueline

Words Fail Me
12 years ago

I am sat here with my two dogs and I cannot imagine what that poor doggie went through - it makes me ashamed to be human.

12 years ago
I just CAN'T UNDERSTAND..... I can't imagine what creature can do this

Thank you Patricia.
12 years ago
Petition signed.  I hope he gets what's coming to him.
12 years ago

Despite all our efforts this low life scum has still been selected to represent his country!!!!!!



Monika V.
StarsButterflies
Scum represents Puerto Rico in 2008 despite protests!!! Wednesday, 7:52 PM

Subject: Protests for: Poor doggie starved to death by Guillermo Habacuc

Hi all, the addreses of the Bienal already are not important, because his collegues support him: the petition failed, he won the Bienal and he will be a representative of your country en Honduras in 2008. Here you have more addresses, we have sent letters in spanish with these addresses to the authorities in order they punish him for the crimen.

webmaster@mhcp.gob.ni , fruiz@intur.gob.ni , Administrador@csj.gob.ni , webmaster@correo.asamblea.gob.ni ,
info@cse.gob.ni ,  info@embanic.org , nicaragua@oea.org , mission.nicaragua@ties.itu.int ,
Embanic-Bonn@t-online.de , roger.guevara.mena@skynet.be , embanic@tsai.es , embanic@wxs.nl ,
embanic@prodigy.net.mx , nicaragua@un.int , despachoemb@embanic.org , embanic@overnet.com.ar ,
faoprnic@tin.it , haroldrivas@embanic.org , ministerio@sdp.gob.hn , presidente@casapres.go.cr ,mjimenez@rree.go.cr, auditoria@poder-judicial.go.cr

wspa: press release
      
Not art!
12 years ago
I can't stop thinking about it. I signed the petition and now the a-hole is representing his country. It's like the country is rewarding him for his ignorance and insanity!
How horrible
12 years ago

What the hell is wrong with people in the world today? This isn't art you idiot this is horrible! I hope someone catches him and chains him to a corner and then lets him starve to death. I don't care if the animal was a stray or not you don't do stuff like this. I still can't believe people stood around and let this happen........in the end they will all get what they deserve!

12 years ago

bastardo ...you scumbag...you should be tied to a wall yourself

what a fine example for the costa rican people ..how the hell did this happen   

come on costa rica do you endorse this .....b..a..s..t..a..r..d

12 years ago
puerto rico is shite
12 years ago

shithead

Piece of crap
12 years ago
There is a special hot place in hell for this guy!! I'm sorry doggie, I wish you could have known, not all humans are evil. 
Someone Help
12 years ago

I want to sign the petition above, but I do not know what this means:

Ciudad / Localidad

12 years ago

Teresa, it's you address.

12 years ago
May he rot in hell.
Ok
12 years ago
Thanks! I am signing now.
AMEN Rhonda
12 years ago
May he rot in hell.  I sent an email to his gmail address that was very tearse and to the point.
12 years ago
 


Original Message:

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From:

StarsButterfliesGold Notes Rebecca S.

Friends,

An update to share with you all courtesy of Daphne D!!  Check it out and please note it, if you don't mind. 

Rebecca

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UPDATE on Man Who Used a Starving Dog as a Piece of ART!!! UPDATE!! visit site
Animals  (tags: animals, animalsuffering, AnimalCruelty, art, Honduras, Costa Rica, Vargas, starvation, death, dog )

Rebecca
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 5 minutes ago - ea6gk.blogspot.com
Thanks to Daphne D! The update will be in an english translation in the comments section. He is being condemned and may be prosecuted for the dog AND the drugs! Excuse the translation. There are OVER 213,000 signatures on the petition!! Thank you all!!
12 years ago
this one makes me sick, and other people walk by and see the poor dog starving and do nothing.
12 years ago

child

make me wonder why some people poor all there money into helping dogs and cats when our human children are in so much need.  .. 

god help us.

help Africa this Christmas.    PEOPLE are dieing

12 years ago

“How can you justify spending your time helping animals when there are so many people who need help?”

There are very serious problems in the world that deserve our attention, and cruelty to animals is one of them. We should try to alleviate suffering wherever we can. Helping animals is not any more or less important than helping human beings—they are both important. Animal suffering and human suffering are interconnected.

http://www.peta.org/about/faq.asp

12 years ago
another troll  Troll888 who cant even spell.

If you want to help starving children do so.
None of us need to justify to you who we help or why.

so ***k off!  Stop spending your time telling people who to help and get off your butt and help those kids.
and stop being a troll, just joined today to come straight to this thread, must be a friend of the so called "artist"

  Troll888 Troll888

How horrible
12 years ago
This is one of the worst things I've ever read. How awful.
12 years ago

Hey Beter, what do these letters P.E.T.A. stand for??

Theres other place that help Children, Go fine them.



This post was modified from its original form on 07 Dec, 15:18
12 years ago

my native laugage is setswana

I am jus trying to raise awarness to the most pressing plite of human children under Unisef help

12 years ago

God bless them. But this is an animal rights group. They have rights to you know. Unless your heartless about animals.

Theres groups that help children.

Theres groups that help adults

Theres groups that help animals.. This is one of those.



This post was modified from its original form on 07 Dec, 17:28
12 years ago

We are here because this is where our hearts bring us.  Don't think you're going to disuade anyone here from helping animals just because YOU think people are more important. 

Sounds like a typical egocentric to me.

Re: [PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals] Artist starves dog for exhibit
12 years ago
Actually I have to somewhat disagree with the idea that animals are more important than people, and the PeTA and others should treat animals better than people but let me explain. We should be treating vegans better than animals. Meat eaters on the other hand should be treated worse than animals, because they are the scum of this earth. So to answer this guy, simply put it into perspective. If there is Vegan suffering in this world, it takes my highest priority over animals. But if the jerks who hurt animals are starving because they turned their land into desert from blood farming, then screw them. Daniel ----- Original Message ----- From: Care2 Groups: PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Mailing List To: 3dman@charter.net Sent: Friday, December 07, 2007 9:34 PM Subject: [PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals] Artist starves dog for exhibit 3:17 PM Hey Beter, what do these letters P.E.T.A. stand for?? Theres other place that help Childern, Go fine them. 35 messages in this topic | post via the web | start a topic via the web Group Links home | announcements | discussions | host shares | members | email preferences To stop receiving discussion posts from PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, visit: www.care2.com/c2c/groups/unsubscribe/96/13309959 or email to: PETA-unsubscribe-13309959@groups.care2.com new topic email: PETA@groups.care2.com owner email: PETA-owner@groups.care2.com John O. Care2 GroupsCare2 groups offers tools for keeping in touch with those who share your interests including: a.. host announcements b.. member discussions c.. rss content d.. group shares To learn more go to C2C Groups Popular Groups YWF AID Charity fundraising for UNICEF / Darfur, world poverty (9 members) Tree-Nation (245 members) Yoga Teachers (37 members) Healers Of Planet Earth (244 members) For Those Who Have No Voice (102 members) More Popular Groups » Share, Learn, Connect and Make a Difference with Care2 Groups! www.care2.com/c2c/groups ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ To stop receiving this newsletter, visit: www.care2.com/newsletters/unsub/14642/0/13309959/19cb4341 or send a blank email message to: ng-u-14642-13309959-4704032-9059729-14af9c29@australia.care2.com Care2.com, Inc. 275 Shoreline Drive, Suite 150 Redwood City, CA 94065 www.care2.com
12 years ago

I don't think anyone here actually said that animals are more important than people.  The sentiment seemed to me to be that animals and people are on the same playing field. 

To be perfectly honest, I won't send a dime to Africa, or anywhere else unless it's to support a birth control program.  Why on EARTH would you bring a child into a world where poverty, starvation, and deadly disease are the norm?  It boggles the mind.

Now, I will apoligize for contributing to this non-topic discussion.  Here's hoping that the artist who starved the dog will suffer a similar fate.

Re: [PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals] Artist starves dog for exhibit
12 years ago
Yes, this group is for animals. So everyone in it should know about the cruelty thats going on so we can try to stop it ! "
stop it
12 years ago

PEOPLE AND ANIMALS ARE EQUALLY IMPORTANT!!!!

WE PEOPLE ARE AN ANIMAL KIND

EXCEPT, WE ARE THE WORST!!!!

CAUSE THEY TELL US WE ARE THE SMARTEST OF ALL BEINGS AND STILL WE LEAVE OTHER HUMANS TO DIE OF HUNGER OR DISEASES.THE NATIONS TOGETHER COULD PREVENT THIS!!!!

BUT OUR LUST FOR MONEY AND POWER IS ABOVE ALL!!!!



This post was modified from its original form on 08 Dec, 7:30
12 years ago
Beter, stop wasting your time posting pics of starving babies in an animal rights group and go save those babies yourself. You aren't going to persuade anyone here to stop fighting for animals. 

And by the way, what makes you think that anyone in this group doesn't also try to help starving children in the world?  We talk about animal abuse here, because it is a PETA group.  Like others have said, go join a group that helps save the starving children.  There's lots of them on this network.

I think it's funny how the only group you cared to join was this one.  If you really cared about those kids, you'd join a group specifically for that purpose.  You are only hurting your cause.

 
Re: [PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals] Artist starves dog for exhibit
12 years ago
Patricia, Don't waste your time arguing with losers. But if those babies were vegan, then I would suppose they would deserve my attention. I do someday want to start my own group PeTV: People for the Ethical Treatment of Vegans; and get some unity and support for one another. I like that you are now vegan! Daniel
12 years ago
I know Daniel, I shouldn't have wasted my time.  I always fall for those darn traps! 

Artist starves dog for exhibit
12 years ago
STILL NEEDS SIGNATURES.
Artist starves dog for exhibi
12 years ago
signed,123991,and reposted.
Artist starves dog for exhibit
12 years ago
signed,and reposted.
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