Art is many things, animal abuse is never one of them.
Just because they’re ants doesn’t make it okay. Just like drowning kittens and piglets, and starving dogs, this is not art. Unless you’re talking about “Don’t Trust Me” (Adel Abdessemed), animal abuse related art installations aren’t a statement.
I just hope all the ants inside died quickly… if you look closely, on the outside of the mound their are some ants that show confusion until they overheat and roll down the sand and die.
On a lighter note, a little over a month ago at my place of work my manager was given free circus tickets as a promotion to sit out on the counter.
The worst part was the free tickets were children’s tickets only, for children under age 8… it’s sickening to promote teaching kids that this is okay, that’s on purpose, that’s how it starts and keeps going.
First day I saw that up I simply left an unsigned note for my manager saying “Can we take the circus tickets away? Circuses are really mean to animals.” And the next day before the store even opened he threw them all away. I didn’t sign the note but everyone knew it was me, so I thanked him.
Stills from the video portrait “Flying” by Robert Wilson.
Robert Wilson and Lady Gaga are seen in action during the shooting of the video Flying. Robert Wilson dictates every movement, every item of scenery and every shade of lighting. His artistry as a stage director finds its highest fulfilment in Lady Gaga’s sheer power and determination. “She is capable of changing character at an alarming speed”, says Wilson.
Oh, I didn’t know this was a video, I saw the final stills earlier and just thought it was a photoshoot, that will be neat to see!
Vegan note #57 Buy organic, non-GMO, seasonal, local, U.S. grown, small farmed food at bulk prices in person or online
You can even find non-vegan food beyond this link. There is a very wide variety of food available, pretty much anything that can grow within the U.S. can be found here. Pass it on! Enjoy! http://www.localharvest.org/
Look for the ‘buy online’ feature and you can buy from anywhere in the U.S., not just the farms near you.
You can also see which farms you can interact with and save even more money by going directly to the farms for your purchase, even pick your own food.
Vegans and non-vegans alike, donate to your local wildflower bee farms, it funds the farms without requiring more from the bees, and provides not only the bees more acres, but provides protected native prairie for all local wild animals, and funding without buying generally makes it easier on the local bees you require to pollenate your food.
Vegans of Tumblr, if it was actually possible and you could only save one, who would you rather save? A child from a lifetime of slave labour in a sweatshop, or a chicken from being some chicken nuggets?
You know what is infinitely more fascinating than this absurd hypothetical question?
The fact that we have the ability to choose to save BOTH the child and the chicken, and overwhelmingly, most people choose to save neither, every. single. day.
Vegan diets drastically (and in some cases entirely) remove slave labor from the equation, and in most cases remove child labor entirely. Oh, and meat eaters rely on just as much vegan crops as vegans do. So you’re literally participating in extra abuse of the world, animals, and people, for fun, just because you can.
Can’t afford it? Cool bullshit there, I live off $600 a month, I eat an organic, vegan diet, and it’s all U.S. grown too. Before you pretend to live in a food desert, in an industrialized country, you can buy grains and many other foods online, right down to specific sauces, even with shipping included you can get a wide variety of U.S. grown organic grains for an average $6 a pound ($1-$2 before shipping) which makes as much as 12 servings. Does your fast food cost 50 cents a serving? No.
Really random, but I’m still thinking a bit about Gaga’s most recent episode of SNL. I’ve watched that show since the mid 90’s and that was the first episode that actually made me teary during one of the skits, the final one if I recall correctly, frankly to my surprise. The final skit was the one she apparently wrote herself. She really nailed the tragic/comic routine, which is kind of old school when it comes to being that drastic anyways, you can really tell she’s the theatre student and fanatic she says she is. I really enjoyed that entire episode.
Art is to the world what the mask is to the face. ----- This is the other side of my art account - message me if you want a link to my personal art account. Here I mostly post the work of other artists who I appreciate! Enjoy!