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Originally Posted: February 24, 2012
[Ed. Note: VICTORY February 28, 2012 Slaughtering Chickens For "Art" Cancelled in Lawrence, Kansas!]
Urge The Percolator to cancel its agreement to provide space for the chickens to be slaughtered at its location in the name of "The Story of Chickens." Urge The Percolator to withdraw its support from and involvement with this project.
Attn: Eric Farnsworth
Post a Comment at: The Story of Chickens
Dr. Saralyn Reece Hardy, Director of the Spencer Museum of Art and an original Advisory Committee Member of The Percolator
Copy all correspondences to: email@example.com
Dave Loewenstein, chair
Jordan Yochim, vice chair
2116 New Hampshire
Christina Hoxie, secretary
Eric Farnsworth, treasurer
715 Rhode Island
1315 Haskell Avenue
Co-director of Lawrence Youth Ensemble
Name too common to confirm contact info
18641 Stairstep Rd
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The only reason The Percolator, Spencer Museum, Rockets Grants, Amber Hansen and their allies can get away with calling this fascist project “art” is because society abuses farmed animals with impunity and vested interests can exploit the total helplessness of chickens especially and clothe their cruelty in cheap rhetoric about “humane” farming, “free expression,” and fostering “public dialogue.” Tell The Percolator to WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE. Sticking knives in animals’ throats is Not art. And it certainly is not “revolutionary.”
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From UPC’s letter to Dr. Hardy earlier this week:
Dear Dr. Hardy:
Opponents of the Spencer Museum’s chicken butchery project have sought to address this matter in a respectful, articulate way, while maintaining the urgency and gravity of the situation. We have hoped to stimulate your conscience and your compassion as well as your devotion to art as opposed to “art” and cheap, cruel spectacle.
We still hope and expect that you will choose to do the right thing, and cancel the project. At the same time, please bear in mind that our eloquent, impassioned, and reasoned arguments, versus the lame justifications of the Spencer Museum, will be permanently posted on the Internet on behalf of compassion and justice for animals in the arts.
If you go through with this non-artistic, morally bankrupt public spectacle of traveling chicken coops and killing of innocent birds as an “artistic” statement, the Spencer Museum will not only be crafting its own identity but you are setting a precedent for other institutions to act with similar impunity. Is this the kind of a world you celebrate in your capacity as director of the Spencer Museum? Is this a legacy that you want?
It’s pathetic that, in addition to all of the obvious sources of animal cruelty, we must devote our time to an institution such as yours. But since this is how it is, we will persist because we care about animals and mercy and justice as well as about art.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!