I Protest Starving a Dog In the Name of Art

In 2007 Guillermo Vargas starved a dog to death in the name of art. He has now been invited to do it again at a bigger art exhibit. Join us in protest of this cruelty! 2,660 People

    Sick And Twisted

    I can't believe people would allow such a thing to happen. Art is creative expression and the only thing that 'expresses' is how twisted the world has become. What if I chained you up against your will and let you starve to death in front of people for pretty much their amusement...
    Lonewinter Lonewinter
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2012

    I know admins at EP probably won't read this

    but I'm going to say it anyway. I am a a bi crossdresser and this site has been a massive support for me, without it I wouldn't know what to do. This site has given me confidence to be who I really am. It's a tough world and has EP made it so much easier for me, it has filled a...
    Shadowknightt Shadowknightt
    16-17, M
    1 Response Mar 23, 2016

    Starving Dogs "Ain't" Art

    This is beyond awful and I have got a idea for all of you but FIRST I came here to ask you for help and I can see how we can help each other to accomplish our goals. Please go to www.care2.com and read the story about a pup that was brutally murdered.These scumbags must have...
    betchaboots betchaboots
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2008

    He's An Under Achiever

    I've been to about thirteen foreign countries and some cultures raise dogs for eating and pigs for pets.
    Kentex Kentex
    56-60, M
    Jan 24, 2013

    What? This actually happened?

    I'm confused but.... okay
    KUsernames KUsernames
    18-21, F
    Jun 12, 2015


    It ******* disgusting! I don't understand why anyone wouldn't join this cause. Its sick. Why would you do it...if you do then you must have a seriously ****** up head!
    PaperThinEmo PaperThinEmo
    18-21, F
    Sep 2, 2012

    WTF? I didn't even know

    that was a thing
    Zeurosis Zeurosis
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2014


    That isn't art that is cruelty, sick bastards. That makes me feel seriously ill that people can do such horrible things to a living thing. What will he do next starve a child? ******* ****** me off...Since when is stupidity art?
    college101 college101
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Jan 24, 2010

    It'S So Sad!

    it's sad and wrong! the poor little dogs...:'(
    angelcutie angelcutie
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2013

    Where Is The Outrage?

    When this happened I was absolutely horrified. After all these years, I still get physically sick when it crosses my mind.  I was surprised to find this group.  Can anyone answer this question?  Why did the people of the art gallery or the people who came into it allow this to...
    Tulsigirl Tulsigirl
    61-65, F
    4 Responses Jul 17, 2011

    MURDER Is Not Art

    ...that has nothing to do with art! Please sign this petition to help prevent this from happening again:::: http://www.petitiononline.com/ea6gk/petition.html   And if the a-hole (yes, that's what he is- an a-hole NOT an artist) wanted to do something really crazy- then...
    xsadiex xsadiex
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Apr 29, 2008

    Don't Believe Everything You Read

    The facts of this petition MAY be innaccurate. Please click on the following link and read for yourself: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillermo_Vargas According to wikipedia the dog was not starved and was in fact fed during the exhibition. Also, according to the wikipedia...
    djkink djkink
    3 Responses Apr 29, 2008

    Guilermo Habacuc - The Name Of This Socalled Artist - Write On His Facebook Page!

    His name is GUILLERMO VARGAS HABACUC.His facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Guillermo-Vargas-Habacuc/36504406644Tell him what you think about him!
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    Jul 19, 2012


    The ****! I have to make this story longer,but I don't know what else to say.
    berrybunny berrybunny
    26-30, F
    Nov 10, 2012

    That's animal neglect

    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 23, 2014

    That's Not Art

    It downright inhumane,for that matter any animal!
    yrral32 yrral32
    61-65, M
    1 Response Sep 15, 2013

    Not A Big Deal

    What's the big deal? It's not a big deal. I don't see a problem. It's just depriving an animal of nourishment until it painfully starves to death & its body slowly shuts down from the inside. You hypocrites. That mutilated corpse daily on your plate, which you put in your mouth...
    Nyxii Nyxii
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2012

    I love art. I myself am an artist

    but starving a dog for art? A big no no from me! I didn't know people where doing this. I love animals. Who does this to dogs?! This is crazy! Just stop no no nooo.
    velvetybat velvetybat
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2014

    Feel all high and mighty doing

    that to something that relies on you? How about I starve you, chain you to a wall and call it art? No? Why? IT'S ILLEGAL AND IMMORAL!!
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday
    18-21, F
    Jun 7, 2014

    He Has a Very Lame Excuse.

    So in doing some research about Mr. Vargas and his exhibit, it seems he did have a reason for doing it but it's not one that I feel is valid.  Quoted from the website http://guillermohabacucvargas.blogspot.com/ "Here is a part of his original [most recent] statement...
    KiaC KiaC
    4 Responses Apr 28, 2008

    I agree, disgusting excuse

    for a human that could encourage this!
    fluff12 fluff12
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2014

    What!!!???angry & Disgusted

    Words fail me Starving of any animal is cruelty. Starving an animal on purpose is down right torture. Don't these places have laws banning cruelty to animals? This is not art and this DH is not an artist. Let him change places with the dog. The organisers are just as bad...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 31, 2009

    My Untitled Marriage

    I had many a dog in my past cats too but I became A boy and his dog (Bambi)was her name I used to feed her when my sister was working and we fell in love I had three things she loved 1)I had a pick up truck and she was a trucking kind of dog2)I had a key chain on my belt and she...
    sistermary sistermary
    5 Responses Jan 6, 2010
    Amani7 Amani7
    18-21, F
    Jun 12, 2015

    People Have No Hearts Anymore!

     why would you starve a helpless animal its cruel. I dont give a hell if its in the name of art! ITS WRONG!
    parker0702 parker0702
    18-21, M
    3 Responses May 29, 2009

    Just Sick..

    I find it absolutely disgusting what that man did. To take an animal and starve it for the sake of art or whatever you want to call his reasons for doing it is a portrayal of someone who has abandoned their humanity. Either that or he has seriously confused his mind into...
    Durious Durious
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 29, 2008

    Seriously? I Mean Seriously?

    This is real? Can't believe any normal human being would allow this type of behavior in any reputable art exhibit. I don't tolerate animal abuse!!!!
    ImOmg ImOmg
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2013

    This Is A Sick Joke Right?

    This is not an artist but a sick "see you next Tuesday" For all the idiots who went to the gallery and stood around withought doing anything, karma will bite you in the *** you vile people. This makes my blood boil.
    Kookieshell Kookieshell
    26-30, F
    Jun 15, 2012

    Does Snopes.com Reveal This Story To Be True Or False? Read On...

    I will honestly admit that I had never even heard of *that* Vargas, as there is only one artist named Vargas who ever has been (and rightfully so) famous: *Alberto* Vargas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Vargas) A quick check on Snopes.com (*the* online source on the ever...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 21, 2012

    WTF! Which 'artist' did this

    and why? I say we go to his studio with baseball bats and spray paint and trash the place. And relieve ourselves in his fridge.
    MissAnthony MissAnthony
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2014

    A Sick Minded Artist.

    It must have made this sick minded person really feel accomplished to be able to treat an animal under their control in such a way just to try to make a name for themselve's. There is nothing artful about stepping down to such a low life. But he can get away with it in the name...
    Robert1256 Robert1256
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2012

    The Mirror Sees The Fate

    I was very young when a close friend of mine had adopted a young dog,not sure what breed,which had been starved almost to the point of death.For months the poor creature would hide or keep its distance from us and would flinch when we got close.It really made me sad that it would...
    Spitbak Spitbak
    46-50, M
    Dec 9, 2011

    The Aspca Becomes Involved

    Late last week the ASPCA issued a press release in response to the tremendous outpouring of public concern over a 2007 art exhibition by Costa Rican artist Guillermo Habacuc Vargas that featured an emaciated dog. Because reports on the duration of the exhibit and the condition...
    KiaC KiaC
    2 Responses May 4, 2008

    Starving Puppy

    When I was a kid, I was playing in the park close to my house. We were riding bikes when we came across a puppy thrown into the bushes behind the houses. He was about three months old . He was so emaciated that he could not walk, and could barely bark. We saved this dogs life...
    monsterbean monsterbean
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2011


    chazababez chazababez
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2012


    Damn right I do! Is this for real?.. I just found this experience group, and I'm wondering what monstrosity of a person could starve a dog in the name of art?! I'm shocked. And I wanna invite this so called artist to come and stay with me at my house - I have a nice little...
    JeremiahJohnson JeremiahJohnson
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 1, 2010

    That Is Not Art

    I am pretty reasonable and I can generally excellent at using my mind as my weapon in conflict. Seeing this, though, is enough to get me to forget about my mind. I find animal abuse repugnant. I get so angry, that this image makes me want to say unintelligent personal things...
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper
    26-30, M
    6 Responses Apr 28, 2010

    Don't Judge Too Quickly

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=angJGfCSuUI   This is a letter from the director of the art gallery where the supposed animal starvation took place. (Translation is a little rough): One of the exhibited works consisted of presenting a dog that famelicas Habakkuk...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Apr 28, 2008


    THING!! Who the **** does something like that? I'm so pissed off now.
    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Oct 28, 2014
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    May 28, 2015
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 20, 2014

    I think we should starve an artist

    for charity donations to animal welfare groups
    allenalb allenalb
    46-50, M
    Jun 24, 2015

    I Signed the Petition

    There was a petition about this on facebook, to try and stop the repeat performance. I signed it but I don't know if it did any good. I have three dogs and I can't imagine whatching them starve. The way they look at you and trust you. They rely on us for everything, strays can...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08
    17 Responses Sep 27, 2008

    Absolutely Disgusting!

    You have to be one sick person to even think and act out a crime like this. How about you starve yourself? Poor animals. :(
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer
    18-21, F
    Dec 27, 2012

    Background On the Proposed Exhibit By Guillermo Vargas

    Guillermo Vargas, an artist, tied a street dog to a rope in an art gallery and presumably starved him to death. He considered this his artistic masterpiece in 2007. The exhibit lasted for several days, with the visitors of the exhibition watching on as the sickly dog seemingly...
    EPJulio EPJulio
    26-30, M
    39 Responses Apr 28, 2008
    Nothingspecial4 Nothingspecial4
    26-30, F
    Dec 7, 2013

    Not Gonna Lie

    I cried my eyes out when I saw this. I don't cry about anything except animal cruelty. It sickens me. There aren't words that describe the seething hate for the people that harm animals.
    ThisIsMediocritiesOldAcc ThisIsMediocritiesOldAcc
    18-21, F
    Feb 25, 2013

    Instead Of Starving A Dog....

    I say we try staving an "artist" instead.
    alienteardrop alienteardrop
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 30, 2012


    this is not art....i know....IM AN ARTIST. No creature should ever evrr ever ever be hurt against their will "in the name of art". this is cruelty and this so called "artist" is a hack thatshould be ASHAMED!!! absolutely ashamed!...and every stupid sociopath that advocates this...
    ladyrhiannon824 ladyrhiannon824
    22-25, F
    Nov 22, 2011

    Guillermo Vargas Is Not An Artist.

    Guillermo Vargas is not an artist in any perception of the word. He is a vile, sick and twisted individual who uses the pretense of art to abuse and torture a helpless animal. This is a sad example of someone so desperate for recognition that he had no regard or compassion for...
    YesIam YesIam
    13 Responses May 1, 2008

    How Vile

    how can somebody consider starving a poor defenceless animal to death art? it wouldnt be art if i tied him to a wall n let him starve no it wud be murder not bloomin art, its babaric is wat it is
    sammy120 sammy120
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 28, 2008

    Read About It

    Please read more about the true story, the dog escaped and it was emaciated from its life on the street. There are many dogs like that starving on the street in his native land. The dog was emaciated and anyone was free to feed it or free it. The dog was not publicly starved as...
    gimmekarma gimmekarma
    26-30, M
    Sep 15, 2012

    I just stumbled on this experience

    but accident... But does this really happen?
    LilMissMandy LilMissMandy
    22-25, F
    Jan 2, 2014

    This Fvcking World

    I never heard about this until I randomly saw this here. I know this event has ended long ago, but I was so pained by this story that I don't know what else to do. My heart broke and I cried.  It's shocking that this was not only allowed, but that he was even invited to be a...
    Yellowfitzme Yellowfitzme
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2012

    Don't Do It

    I love dogs and if he wasn't starved he could have had a good life with a family. but even if i didn't like dogs i wouldn't even LOOK at it never mind stare at it!!!!!
    Princess13131 Princess13131
    13-15, F
    Jun 19, 2012
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