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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! 2,597 People

    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

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    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...
    KiaC KiaC 31-35 3 Responses May 4, 2008

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    Instead Of Starving A Dog.... - I say we try staving an "artist" instead.
    alienteardrop alienteardrop 26-30, F 2 Responses May 30, 2012

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    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...
    Spitbak Spitbak 41-45, M Dec 9, 2011

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    This Disgusts Me - What the crap, is this for real?! How is this art?? This is something a mentally unstable person would do. Isn't torturing animals one of the signs of a...
    Tamytha Tamytha 36-40, F Feb 25, 2012

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    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...
    xsadiex xsadiex 26-30, F 8 Responses Apr 29, 2008

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    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...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    I..this...ugh. - This is gross. And wrong and so many other thousands of words which are rapidly filling my head now, all I can think is humans really do go as low as dirt no...
    TwistedHope TwistedHope 16-17, F Jan 16, 2012

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    Omg - 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...
    ladyrhiannon824 ladyrhiannon824 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2011

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    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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    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...
    djkink djkink 26-30 3 Responses Apr 29, 2008

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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    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...
    Durious Durious 26-30, M 2 Responses May 29, 2008

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    I'm Disgusted!! - I love animals, and I feel like they have feelings too! I hate when people abuse them and treat them like they're nothing just because they're not humans, and can...
    Onlyinmydreams123 Onlyinmydreams123 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2012

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    What The Bloody Hell - how sick do you have to be to do something like that if i ever see this guy im going to beat him in the head with a pole tie him to the back of a car with a...
    thedarkcon thedarkcon 18-21 Mar 2, 2012

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    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...
    sammy120 sammy120 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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    How Is This Art? - Is cruelty and torture now an art form? I am at a loss for words about this. How morally bankrupt is this 'artist'...and those that partake in visiting such a...
    MissBehaviour MissBehaviour 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2012

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    Wrong - this is totally awful, it shouldnt be allowed, its suck and cruel, whats any poor dog ever done to him to deserve that. even the worst people in the world (murderers etc...
    crafterkim crafterkim 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2012

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    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...
    Yellowfitzme Yellowfitzme 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2012

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    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...
    Tulsigirl Tulsigirl 61-65, F 5 Responses Jul 17, 2011

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    I just stumbled on this experience but accident... But does this really happen?
    LilMissMandy LilMissMandy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    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...
    Kookieshell Kookieshell 26-30, F Jun 15, 2012

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    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...
    YesIam YesIam 61-65 14 Responses May 1, 2008

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    That's animal neglect and should be taken to jail!!! WHO THE F•CK DID THIS FOR 'ART'?! NO ONE WHO NEGLECTS AN ANIMAL SHOULD HIDE BEHIND THAT CROCK OF SH!T!!!
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Shocked - 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...
    JeremiahJohnson JeremiahJohnson 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 1, 2010

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    Disgusted - THAT IS HORRIBLE I WOULD MURDER ALL OF U ANIMAL CRUELTY PEOPLE GIVEN A CHANCE **** YOU ALL, DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL IN THE NAME OF THE OSIRION
    chazababez chazababez 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2012

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    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...
    sistermary sistermary 51-55 5 Responses Jan 6, 2010

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    Alienation - It's sad how far art has gone to alienate wider audiences.  This story seems to just show complete detachment from society, a lack of respect for life, and...
    JtheP JtheP 31-35 1 Response Apr 29, 2008

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    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...
    Lonewinter Lonewinter 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2012

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    It'S So Sad! - it's sad and wrong! the poor little dogs...:'(
    angelcutie angelcutie 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2013

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    I agree, disgusting excuse for a human that could encourage this!
    fluff12 fluff12 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    What Are These People Thinking - I can not believe they are considering doing this "art" again this guy needs to be put away for his crime. Or even better someone starve him to...
    MaeZHoover MaeZHoover 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 16, 2012

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    In A Way - I sort of understand why he did it. It was to anger people. It was to show us, that, we in fact, are doing the same thing horrible thing he did. Watching Stray dogs...
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 5, 2010

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    Wtf!!! - That's NOT art it's cruelty to animals! He is NOT a artist, he's a sick ****! And the people who are inviting him to do it again, I hope get a slow painful death like...
    Pigment Pigment 26-30, F May 14, 2012

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    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...
    EPJulio EPJulio 26-30, M 44 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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    Wow! How cruel can people be?
    Nothingspecial4 Nothingspecial4 26-30, F Dec 7, 2013

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    Wtf?? - 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...
    college101 college101 31-35, F 10 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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    Art? - Cruelty is not art. Watching a living thing suffer and die for no reason beyond entertainment is absurd. While many foreign countries do not have the same standards for...
    Mello Mello 26-30, F 36 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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    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

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    Whaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttttttttt????????????? - The ****! I have to make this story longer,but I don't know what else to say.
    berrybunny berrybunny 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2012

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    That's Not Art - It downright inhumane,for that matter any animal!
    yrral32 yrral32 61-65, M Sep 15, 2013

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    All I Can Say Is... - It better not happen, cuz if it does, I wish death on this person!!! I HATE... No, DESPISE People who think they have the rights to hurt an animal for ANY...
    KelzDaily KelzDaily 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2009

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    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. ...
    KiaC KiaC 31-35 5 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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    WTF? I didn't even know that was a thing
    ZeroDigits ZeroDigits 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    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...
    a2fun1 a2fun1 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 21, 2012

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    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

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    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...
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper 26-30, M 6 Responses Apr 28, 2010

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    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...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08 26-30 17 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    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 16-17, M 3 Responses May 29, 2009

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    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...
    Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2012

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    Seriously? - Maybe we should starve HIM publicly, in the name of art!
    fluctuat fluctuat 22-25, F 1 Response May 8, 2012

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    Not Surprisingly, Very Few Understand. - I wish people weren't such reactionaries. You've got to think a bit more, I reckon. The story may be true, or it might not be. That's what...
    FallaciesAppease FallaciesAppease 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 15, 2008