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Artist Banned From Strangling Puppies
The Local ^ | 27 Apr 12

Posted on 05/12/2012 10:29:37 AM PDT by nickcarraway

A German artist who planned to strangle two puppies to death on stage in a Berlin theatre has been told that highlighting the plight of sled dogs in Alaska is not a good enough reason to kill the dogs.

The performance, entitled "Death as Metamorphosis," was to take place next week in a small theatre in the Spandau district of Berlin. Accompanied by funeral music and a gong, the artist was going to strangle two puppies with cable ties after a brief meditation.

According to a report in the Berliner Morgenpost newspaper, the provocative piece was meant to highlight the plight of sled dogs in Alaska and hunting dogs in Spain, which are said to be killed in the same way once they can no longer work.

The artist's planned performance was influenced by "traditional Thai art forms," the Express newspaper reported.

The Berlin administrative court stopped the show from going ahead on Friday, saying that animal protection laws forbid an animal from being harmed in any way in a show. The artist had argued that Germany's constitution "unconditionally guarantees artistic freedom."

The report appeared in the same week as a controversial project by two art students at Berlin's University of the Arts (UdK). Students Iman Rezai and Rouven Materne are threatening to guillotine a sheep on camera, depending on the results of an online vote.

The experiment is meant to stimulate debate on humanity and democracy. Materne said the guillotine was chosen because "it represents a society that wants to give its cruelties the appearance of humanity."

According to a report in Berlin's Tagesspiegel newspaper, the website registered 190,000 "No" votes and 120,000 "Yes" votes in six days.

"The anonymity of the internet lures the perversity out of some people," the 23-year-old explained. The artists are planning to ignore the protests and reveal the results of the vote in an exhibition in mid-May.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dog

1 posted on 05/12/2012 10:29:41 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Is it OK for him to strangle hippies?


2 posted on 05/12/2012 10:32:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: nickcarraway
strangle the artist...


3 posted on 05/12/2012 10:33:27 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: darkwing104

Our president eats them.. why not strangle them??


4 posted on 05/12/2012 10:35:27 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ping


5 posted on 05/12/2012 10:37:53 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

sick freak


6 posted on 05/12/2012 10:38:51 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: nickcarraway

He seems to be from the “killing them is the purist form of love” school of liberalism.


7 posted on 05/12/2012 10:45:07 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Not voting Romney?? Then double up on down ticket races and your participation this election.)
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To: ansel12

I’ve heard that the single biggest killer of animals in the USA is PETA.

They must routinely “euthanize” most of the animals in their shelters because they—unlike the Humane Society and other groups—are very irresponsible and poor at placing these pets.


8 posted on 05/12/2012 10:53:06 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (because REALITY is never digital...)
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To: nickcarraway
Sprockets Dance Pictures, Images and Photos

And then they would dance.

9 posted on 05/12/2012 11:00:42 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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10 posted on 05/12/2012 11:00:42 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: nickcarraway

The only way to save the dogs is to kill the dogs.

Pretzel logic only a liberal could love.


11 posted on 05/12/2012 11:05:29 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: darkwing104

You got that right. That freak needs to be destroyed.


12 posted on 05/12/2012 11:13:51 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: nickcarraway
Accompanied by funeral music and a gong, the artist was going to strangle two puppies with cable ties after a brief meditation.

That someone could even come up with this idea shows how utterly worthless much of "performance art" is.

Remember, sadistic freaks of the world - set your atrocities to music. You'll create a work of art and have a nifty defense for your upcoming criminal trial.
13 posted on 05/12/2012 11:31:55 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: AnalogReigns

PETA’s goal is to end all pet ownership. If there are no pets, viola, no ownership.


14 posted on 05/12/2012 11:37:08 AM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: nickcarraway

What an ignorant piece of scum! Thank God the authorities shut that down! It’s twisted logic if I ever heard it: harming animals to protest animals being harmed! Good grief!!


15 posted on 05/12/2012 11:53:36 AM PDT by JLLH
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To: nickcarraway

"They're there all the time, driving me out to wander the streets, following me, silently, but I can feel them there. It's puppies, pursuing me! I want to escape, to escape from the puppies! But it's impossible. I can't escape, I have to hurt the puppies. I have to run, run... endless streets. I want to escape, to get away! And I'm pursued by puppies... they never leave me. They are always there... yipping, yipping, yipping!"

16 posted on 05/12/2012 12:03:00 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: cripplecreek; Morgana

They might let him strangle newborns I think


17 posted on 05/12/2012 12:09:48 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: nickcarraway

Future serial killer.


18 posted on 05/12/2012 12:10:39 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: nickcarraway

They are using the term “artist” here pretty loosely.


19 posted on 05/12/2012 12:17:20 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: nickcarraway

Let’s see: artistic freedom or taking the lives of innocent puppies.

What a POS. Strangle him with a cable tie.


20 posted on 05/12/2012 12:26:17 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: nickcarraway

Someone needs to do the world a favor and just kill him.


21 posted on 05/12/2012 12:41:49 PM PDT by dljordan ("Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered.")
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To: darkwing104

Maybe he is one of those mutants who can’t be strangled


22 posted on 05/12/2012 4:22:40 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: yldstrk

You misspelled evil perverted bastard.


23 posted on 05/12/2012 5:57:06 PM PDT by Salamander (If I'm too rough, tell me.....I'm so scared your little head will come off in my hands.)
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To: BigEdLB

Only one way to find out.

Happy to volunteer...


24 posted on 05/12/2012 6:07:56 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: nickcarraway

“highlighting the plight of sled dogs in Alaska is not a good enough reason to kill the dogs”

This is like PETA - to protest something I don’t like, let’s do the same thing we protest.

What the hell is wrong with these people? This is all sick. I don’t even consider fileting a fish decent for art.

And some wonder why I hold “arteests” in rather low esteem.


25 posted on 05/12/2012 6:28:01 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: nickcarraway

Typical demented “artist” think. Dogs die, so let’s kill some more to make a point. Sick bass turds.


26 posted on 05/12/2012 8:57:24 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: nickcarraway

I just received new cards for myself and my wife, (today!)

Despite the apparent intimidation, hopefully, they can take the meds while they’re starving.

The next step is obviously, “Death Panels.

Either everyone is paranoid in Ca. for Blue Cross or they should gladly go to the local smoking area or smoke a nice cigar.

One problem is that they let loose whenever they feel like it but to be honest, I’d rather have the meds prescribed ASAP. To stop whatever the problem is, “ALS, (Lou Geri gas disease, let them go.


27 posted on 05/12/2012 9:36:31 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: dfwgator
Once I accidentally ran over a dog in my pickup truck. I never realized how artistic that was until now.
28 posted on 05/13/2012 4:33:55 AM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Why doesn’t he do the world a REAL favor and hang himself on stage to protest the plight of sled dogs?


29 posted on 05/13/2012 6:23:21 PM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: nickcarraway

Performance “art” at it’s very worse. I wonder how the “artist” would feel if he was the object of that strangulation!


30 posted on 05/13/2012 9:52:20 PM PDT by tob2 (November can't come soon enough for me.)
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To: nickcarraway

Apparently the artist has been looking for an excuse to publicly strangle small animals.

Hopefully he will be watched closely, before the thrill of strangling small animals is gone, and he decides to move on to small children.


31 posted on 05/14/2012 8:02:01 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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