Cruelty At Vancouver Art Gallery|
posted on April 7, 2007
A new Vancouver Art Gallery exhibit with live lizards, toads, scorpions, tarantulas, cockroaches, millipedes, and a snake subjects them to unnatural living conditions and cruelty. The installation entitled Theatre of the World is basically a two-metre-long plywood-and-wire-mesh cage. "The species are from different ecosystems and are subjected to a forced predator/prey relationship. Society must not condone promoting violence and cruelty in our society and to other sentient creatures, stated Peter Hamilton, Lifeforce Director,"Forcing animals to fight is not art, it is sadistic".
To read the Open Letter to Management and Directors at Vancouver Art Gallery: CLICK HERE