not artThis is a very serious matter…In 2007, the ‘artist’ Guillermo Vargas Habacuc, took a dog from the street, tied him to a rope in an art gallery, and starved him to death. For several days, the ‘artist’ and the visitors of the exhibition have watched emotionless the shameful ‘masterpiece’ based on the dog’s agony, until eventually he died.

(The original email had graphic images of the exhibit. It’s very disturbing. To see some for yourself click here.)

Does it look like art to you?

But this is not all… the prestigious Visual Arts Biennial Central America  decided that the ‘installation’ was actually art, so that Guillermo Vargas Habacuc has been invited to repeat his cruel action for the biennial of 2008.


It’s free of charge, there is no need to register, and it will only take 1 minute to save the life of an innocent creature.

Thank you for your time.

Update – snopes article here. Whether this is a true account or not is undetermined.  (Yeah I usually check snopes myself, but I didn’t this time…)  Regardless, the chance that it is true is worth signing the petition and doing what one can.  Worst case is that it’s not a necessary effort – we can only hope!!!