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ANIMAL ABUSE FOR ART-sickening
Ok this is not for the faint of heart!

This is a story that absolutely made me sick. I only blogged this to pass the message to boycott this so called artist (more like animal abuser - killer)
Guillermo Habacuc Vargas



In 2007 Guillermo Vargas allegedly took a stray dog called Natividad from the streets of Managua, Nicaragua, and tied it to a short leash as an exhibit in an art gallery. The dog was left to die with food just beyond its leashes length as patrons passed by in the gallery. This is art???? This is disgusting! It's disgusting that he did this and discussing that patrons walked by. Now there is a rumor that the dog escaped or was kidnapped and I would hope that was true. The director of the Códice Gallery is reported as saying that the animal was fed regularly and was only tied up for 3 hours but if you viewed the photographs (see the video below) and you tell me.

Ok this video has subtitles in spanish but music in english that is very fitting. Regardless if you don't speak spanish (I don't) the images tell the story. This video is not for the faint at heart and shows images of the dog while on "display". It does not show the dogs death let me make this clear. It is disgusting to say the least (its 1min 20 sec. long).






Here is the statements the so called artist Guillermo Habacuc Vargas made:

"Hello everyone. My name is Guillermo Habacuc Vargas. I am 50 years old and an artist. Recently, I have been critisized for my work titled "Eres lo que lees", which features a dog named Nativity. The purpose of the work was not to cause any type of infliction on the poor, innocent creature, but rather to illustrate a point. In my home city of San Jose, Costa Rica, tens of thousands of stray dogs starve and die of illness each year in the streets and no one pays them a second thought.
Now, if you publicly display one of these starving creatures, such as the case with Nativity, it creates a backlash that brings out a big of hypocrisy in all of us. Nativity was a very sick creature and would have died in the streets anyway.

Is this art? Is this acceptable? This man not only is NOT a artist but I feel he needs to be prosecuted - regardless he needs to be Boycotted in the art community and boycotted period.






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  • User Comments: [9]
    momo125
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    Mon Apr 14, 2008 @ 11:44pm


    aww pobre perrito! smilies/icon_crying.gif i hope it escaped aswell, thats cruel whats happening in costa rica, and bad aswell!


    DJ Wind
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    Mon Apr 14, 2008 @ 11:52pm


    ...That made my heart sink in a ocean of sorrow...how could they do that. Thats just deplorable and horrible


    iElahey
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    Tue Apr 15, 2008 @ 02:19am


    D: oh my god those poor doggys :[
    TT.TT wahhhhhhhh thats so sad
    that really made me cry


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    ShinyToy
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    Tue Apr 15, 2008 @ 02:34am



    That just so horrible! I'm at the verge of tears right now! and I've been to Costa Rica, I've seen so many poor dogs on the streets like that!
    Starve anyway?
    Why not help the poor creature!! It's down right horrible!
    hat man need a stick shoved up his a**, and shot in the head!!
    People like that are SICKENING!!
    pure evil, and downright inhuman
    If I ever got withing a mile of him I would run right up to him and kick his a**! he is NOT an Artist! in m views HIS ART SUCKS a** HE NEEDS TO HAVE HIS EYES PLUCKED OUT AND SHOVED INTO A DARK ROOM TIED UP LIKE THAT POOR ANIMAL!
    jesus
    how could people be so....just so horrible!



    Arkhangel Hamatiel Zuriel
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    Tue Apr 15, 2008 @ 11:09am


    the evil man! he should be hanged!


    xXxHeartless-GirlxXx
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    Tue Apr 15, 2008 @ 12:03pm


    Awwww the poor thing. smilies/icon_crying.gif That a*****e (Pardon my language) he should help the dog if it was going to die on the street's anyway he should have taken the dog of the street's and saved it not tourtred it i signed the peition! smilies/icon_crying.gif smilies/icon_crying.gif poot baby smilies/icon_heart.gif smilies/icon_crying.gif smilies/icon_heart.gif


    The Original Waffle
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    Sat Sep 06, 2008 @ 05:15am


    oh my god your kidding me!
    he's not an artist, he's an animal abuser.
    i think im about to cry, i love animals and it just breaks my heart to see that people dont have any respect for them.


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    ll y o u k a i ll
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    Mon Mar 16, 2009 @ 01:00am


    smilies/icon_scream.gif quien puede hacer este cosa a un perro?! que hasco. y porque es la video en espanol? el nececito a ir a un doctor para examen la cabeza! smilies/icon_evil.gif


    Aprilbaby1
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    Fri Jul 17, 2009 @ 06:00am


    so true, it pains me to know that there are people out there like that. smilies/icon_crying.gif


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