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Chicken slaughter art project is cruel
« on: February 28, 2012, 10:48:31 am »
Chicken slaughter art project is cruel

This is more about laws and perception than actual art. I think the artist was in part trying to make a point about when, where and what, society puts on blinders. Slaughtering chickens was not thought about too much, not to long ago. So what makes it different today?

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A Kansas artist says she’ll change her plan to publicly slaughter chickens as part of an art installation after city officials told her the plan would violate local ordinances and could result in a $1,000 fine.

Lawrence city officials said that Amber Hansen’s project, “The Story of Chickens: A Revolution,” would amount to animal cruelty, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Hansen had planned to display chicken coops across the eastern Kansas city with volunteers helping to care for the birds. The exhibit was to end with the birds being killed and served as a meal, the AP reported. Hansen wanted to draw attention to the process of slaughtering animals.
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“If people choose to eat meat, it is an important process to witness and be mindful of,” Hansen told the Lawrence Journal-World. “It is a process that takes place on a mass scale every day, and we aren’t really allowed to see it.”

Assistant City Attorney Chad Sublet told the newspaper that the public slaughter of chickens would be a violation of the city’s animal cruelty code.

“I think one could argue there is a freedom of expression interest here, but I think under our obligations to protect the health, safety and public welfare it is an activity we can regulate,” he told the Lawrence Journal-World.

Hansen told the newspaper on Monday her project will move forward but in a way that complies with city code. Details of what that new installation would include were still being worked out, she said.

An email to Hansen on Tuesday by msnbc.com was not immediately returned.

The original proposal sparked criticism from Lawrence’s Compassion for All Animals Group and United Poultry Concerns, the newspaper reported.

“There has been a lot of feedback,” Hansen told the newspaper. “There has been a lot of meaningful dialogue and discussion and that is good. The project will move forward to accommodate that discussion, but it will abide by the city’s codes.”
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Re: Chicken slaughter art project is cruel
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 11:09:57 am »
Slaughtering Chickens for the sake of Art is horrible. Where do you draw the line if that becomes accepted by society? I shudder just thinking about it.
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Re: Chicken slaughter art project is cruel
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 11:24:32 am »
That's it. That's not what I'm getting from this. One of the final results will be eating the chickens. Something done a million times over every day. It's the slaughtering that's hidden/ignored.

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Hansen had planned to display chicken coops across the eastern Kansas city with volunteers helping to care for the birds. The exhibit was to end with the birds being killed and served as a meal, the AP reported. Hansen wanted to draw attention to the process of slaughtering animals.

“If people choose to eat meat, it is an important process to witness and be mindful of,” Hansen told the Lawrence Journal-World. “It is a process that takes place on a mass scale every day, and we aren’t really allowed to see it.”
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 11:35:11 am »
I really don't know what to make of this. He says he is trying to bring awareness, but then he wants to humiliate those that care for the chickens by making them it them on site. That's how I'm seeing it and if that's the case, then he isn't really making a point other than trying to draw attention to himself.

He must think the public at large is pretty ignorant in where chicken legs and hamburgers come from that he needs to stage an event like this to make a point. I dunno. I'm assuming we all know about slaughter houses.
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 11:49:44 am »
Sure he’s drawing attention to himself. I imagine that is at the core of a most artists. Look at what I see.

This artist is using the slaughtering as tipping point and making news.

While a lot of people probably know of slaughter houses, but I would think, first they never use ‘slaughter’ in their vocabulary because the don’t want to think about what goes on this animal farms. I don’t and I’ve seen plenty. I’ve gotten to the point of handling meat (shuddup) where I no longer think of the nastiness of how it got there.
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 11:51:38 am »
I’ve gotten to the point of handling meat (shuddup)

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