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DOG STARVED TO DEATH FOR ART EXHIBITION !

 
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DOG STARVED TO DEATH FOR ART EXHIBITION !
Artist ties up dog in gallery, let's it starve to death while gallery goers watch.

A Central American artist named Guillermo Habacuc Vargas has set off an internet firestorm with an exhibit of what seems to be a work of conceptional art - tying up a street dog in a gallery in Costa Rica and allowing the animal to starve to death while gallery goers watched.

Vargas apparently saw the sick, malnourished dog in a poor neighborhood. He paid several local children to help him catch the dog. He then tied the starving dog up in the gallery while patrons passed through the exhibit. Some gallery goers asked him to free the dog, but he refused and he instructed the clientele not to feed the dog.

As they entered the gallery, gallery goers were greeted with a cryptic sign, "Eres lo que lees," which means "you are what you are reading." The title was spelled out in dry dog food.

The dog died.

Some see the exhibit as an extreme MILGRAM EXPERIMENT - in other words, the gallery goers' blind obedience to Vargas's command that the dog not be fed shows that people will essentially allow an innocent animal to be killed, because of their proclivity to "follow orders."

Others saw the work as a protest against the cruel treatment of dogs in Central America, where street dogs are considered to be little more than vermin.

There's a petition to boycott this cruelty:
www.petitiononline.com/13031953/petition.html

[link to elperritovive.blogspot.com] : the 'artists' blog

Interpretations of the work of 'art':

[link to www.theginblog.com]

[link to www.popgive.com]
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03/24/2008 12:56 AM
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Re: DOG STARVED TO DEATH FOR ART EXHIBITION !
Let us solve all problems at once, by displaying "copies" of Vargas's "work".
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you can justify just about anything with art or religion.
Wish I had the guts to rush the place with a shot gun and a can of dog food.
Guess if i shot the guy I wouldnt need the dog food tho..
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03/24/2008 12:58 AM
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I think the on lookers who had to witness that poor dog dying should of tied the artist up and starved his ass,and put him on display . Seriously, you want to protest cruelity to animals don't be part of the problem by continuing to hurt. If he wanted to be an activist then he should of started a shelter for abused animals and fed them finding healthy homes for the animals. ie. Being part of the solution. Isn't that what a true activist does? They stem ways to be part of the solution and put thier actions into play. That artist is just an asshole.
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zandotious, fucked!:

You have failed the test.

See for yourself: you would bring violence where love is needed.

I have no evidence how argumentative/antagonistic the artist might be.
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03/24/2008 01:08 AM
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Maybe someone should tie his ass up and make a conceptual exhibit.
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03/24/2008 01:38 AM
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Although there are exceptions of course, as a rule, hispanic cultures are remarkably callous and cruel in their treatment of animals.
13.0.0.0.0

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you would bring violence where love is needed.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 368651


No, food is needed. The idiot who pulled the stunt also needs to be prevented from doing anything like it again.

You're so busy meditating and praying you forget problems actually need a solution.
Be aware of what you KNOW and what you BELIEVE. Don't ever let what you believe block the path of knowledge, for knowledge is truth. Belief is a temporary crutch at best, and crutches are for disabled people.
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you would bring violence where love is needed.


No, food is needed. The idiot who pulled the stunt also needs to be prevented from doing anything like it again.

You're so busy meditating and praying you forget problems actually need a solution.
 Quoting: 13.0.0.0.0


Food, love, yes. I misspoke in trying to sound poetic. You put me in my place, in a way.

I cannot solve the dog's problems. He's dead now.

I cannot solve "The problem that is a man."

I'm not sure what all you're getting at, beyond that.

I'd reccomend you not call people "problems." I've said it before, too. It doesn't help.

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How many dogs would you sacrifice, if it would save mankind?

Anyone could have busted into the exhibit with food.
Anyone could have snuck into the exhibit with food.
Some people could have induced Vargas himself to feed the dog.

X-Is this your dog?
V-There is a dog in my work...
X-Is THIS your DOG?
V-Um...
X-Please feed your dog.
...
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03/24/2008 07:30 AM
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Pity this wasn't pinned.
So Sad
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Dogs are so loving a loyal and they don't understand why someone they look up to and love would punish them with an agonizing death.

That artist will have some heavy duty karma in his next life if not this one. It would be fitting if he reincarnates as a dog and has an owner that beats him repeatedly.

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03/24/2008 10:50 PM
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Dogs are so loving a loyal and they don't understand why someone they look up to and love would punish them with an agonizing death.

That artist will have some heavy duty karma in his next life if not this one. It would be fitting if he reincarnates as a dog and has an owner that beats him repeatedly.

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 Quoting: So Sad 115


I'll second that.


Petition signed.
I listen to both God and Satan ... I like to hear both sides of the story.
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03/24/2008 10:51 PM
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We Americans allow our government to kill lots of people (Even our own citizens) and nobody cares.

It makes me sick but what can I do?

I have to take anti-psychotic medication every day or the sheer frustration will drive me to a nervous breakdown.

Very few people have enough balls to even dare know the truth.


In general... People suck!


They will let not only one dog... but the whole world die because they fear the truth.

Sad but so true!


Stan P.
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someone should put a leash on him and stave his ass till hes dead
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That creep brings a bad vibe to the name "Artist"
Twisted SADIST is more like it.

He could've used his so-called creativity to think of other ways of drawing attention to the human tendency to not question orders besides TORTURING a poor innocent dog.

Starvation is a slow painful death, just look at Terri Schiavo's story.

That "artist" needs to be stopped, period.


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Reading this article, and all I could imagine was the dogs point of view. Those people, passing, pointing, some with their hands over their mouths in distaste, yet still looking... Why won't they stop to scratch me behind the ears, rub my belly, pass me a morsel of food from their palm. Thats all I ask in return for a grin and unconditional love... And yet, as uncomfortable as some of these people felt, they still passed by... WHAT THE F**K IS WRONG WITH THIS WORLD?!? There is no way in hell I would have been dismissed by this supposed 'artist'. I would have grabbed a can of dog food from the store, lept the gate/rope/orwhateverthehell and fed that dog, all while scratching him behind the ears. After I got banned from the art show or whatever, my kids would have taken turns doing the same exact thing!!! Again, I ask "WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR WORLD?!?" Make me sick..................
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I'm sorry, but I never understood why people get upset over cruelty to animals and worship a god who drowned all the puppies and kittens, among other horrors.
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Re: DOG STARVED TO DEATH FOR ART EXHIBITION !
Pity this wasn't pinned.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 397228

This was already posted here on GLP several weeks ago...
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Although there are exceptions of course, as a rule, hispanic cultures are remarkably callous and cruel in their treatment of animals.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 397890
Fact! And their treatment of people isn't so good either.
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04/07/2008 09:57 PM
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grow up you stupid knee-jerking mouth breathers,
the real criminals and heartless scum in this instance,
are the moron public, who chose not to give an animal
some food. This is what the artist was bringing out and
demonstrating - the utter inhumanity of humans.

whining like ignorant little bitches about the artists
'cruelty' means you miss the point entirely - like attacking the people who filmed the death camps, instead of Hitler himself.

stop bleating like the sheep you are, and go donate some food to a local animal shelter, if you actually 'care' about animals.
Anonymous Coward
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04/07/2008 09:58 PM
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I hate this fuckin' world...I hope nuclear warfare strikes soon.
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04/07/2008 10:14 PM
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I think the gallerey owners who permitted this idiotic farce should be caged and diplayed to the public who would walk by and let them starve too. Most gallerey owners are exploitive wanna be's who live vicariously through their artists. A...holes
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I can't believe that not one of those people down there took the dog in, fed him scraps, fattened him up, then butchered him and put him in some nice stew.
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I live in a small county town, saw a stray dog with difficulty getting up and down and starving to death. I managed to coax him to me, took him home despite already have 3 and a cat. Now that's making a statement! Call me a "life" artist. Everybody in town saw this action. I can't take the next one but by my influence somebody else might. Step up good actions even if it is a sacrifice to you!!!
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04/16/2008 11:48 PM
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THIS EVIL MOTHERF*CKER IS PLANNING ON DOING IT AGAIN !

Boycott to the presence of Guillermo Vargas "Habacuc" at the Bienal Centroamericana Honduras 2008.

[link to www.petitiononline.com]

[link to www.petitiononline.com]
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04/17/2008 04:28 AM
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what's on the youtube video ?
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a guys view on how its not little things like that we should worry about its us that are fucked. people!
We don't know how to take care of ourselfs yet and theres people going around trying to save the trees save the bees save the whales and your all bothered about saving that frigging dog.

> but i bet you wont watch it now.
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The people watching the exhibition and doing nothing are worse.
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grow up you stupid knee-jerking mouth breathers,
the real criminals and heartless scum in this instance,
are the moron public, who chose not to give an animal
some food. This is what the artist was bringing out and
demonstrating - the utter inhumanity of humans.

whining like ignorant little bitches about the artists
'cruelty' means you miss the point entirely - like attacking the people who filmed the death camps, instead of Hitler himself.

stop bleating like the sheep you are, and go donate some food to a local animal shelter, if you actually 'care' about animals.
 Quoting: Slartibartfast 398119

Awesome! I think I'll become an artist too! Tomorrow, I'll even bring my very first exhibit to your local elementary school for your viewing pleasure, where I'll dust off my M249 Para then proceed to blow away all the kids I come across without a single adult having the balls to confront me.

What heartless, criminal scum those adults will be, eh?

I hope this gets me nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize...

--- and douchebag, everyone who was involved in the Vargas atrocity is to blame. The observers allowed the intense cruelty and *torture* to occur, and not only did the 'artist' do that as well, but he also orchestrated it, which means he's even worse.

Or do you care to explain how the exhibit I proposed would make me a monster, while the exhibit in the article doesn't make Vargas one? And please, do keep to your original assertions - as in, he proved a valid point and thusly the cruelty involved is irrelevant.

EDIT: Oh and you speak of Hitler - wasn't he something of an artist in his youth? Perhaps the alleged extermination of the Jews is just misunderstood; maybe it was a work of art eh? Maybe he was just demonstrating that humans are so apathetic as to allow themselves to live and die under those conditions, and we're all just being 'ignorant bitches' as we look back on the claims of history.

Man who woulda thought it'd turn out that Hitler was a super cool guy, and all along it was us who were lame.
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