I've often said that bloggers can do anything. Well numerous of you have told me about these biggies, so let's give it a go. Please sign up and help if you can.
In 2007, an 'artist' called Guillermo Vargas Habacuc caught a stray dog on the street, tied it up on a short leash to the wall of an art gallery and left it there to die slowly of hunger and thirst. Over the next few days, the artist himself and visitors to the gallery watched impassively as this happened. Now the prestigious Central American Biennial of Art has decided that this was art and has asked Vargas Habacuc to repeat his actions in the Biennial of 2008. If you don't believe it, Google the artist's name... or look at this link (distressing photos so be warned). Please sign the petition and circulate to as many people as possible.
Click here for the petition.
There's also a petition to stop puppy farmers supplying puppies to the restaurant trade in China. A much harder one to crack. Changing a nation is harder than stopping one artist from doing something inhumane.
Click here for the China petition.
Please cross post, and thank you to everyone who contacted me about these stories. I was hoping the art one was a hoax, but unless the photos are shown out of sequence I don't see how they can be. I was hoping they found a starving dog and gave it food until it looked well. Now that's the sort of art I'd appreciate!