Whatever..... another shock-artist making a statement..... and then making another one.
The comments here are a fun read though.
The commenter writing about the starving strays gets my serious vote.
The commenter that came up with "Goodbye Kitty" hand-bag - funniest shit ive read today.
Everyone has a right to their own moral outlook in my book.
By my own code, I dont consider "depressed" (obviously she's an animal psychologist as well as an artist?) a terminal illness requiring euthanasia.
Strangulation is not comfortable or painless or quick - I have it on first hand account from someone who survived this process after going limp enough to seem dead - so I would call it a harsh way to put something down.
For something the size of a cat i would suggest a shovel.
I have personally killed, prepared and eaten animals (once i was even hungry!) and have for my own self-respect done my utmost to ensure it was quick and as painless as possible.
To the guy who worries about the half-dead road-kill: I am the guy driving behind you who stops, gets out, finds the dying creature and finishes the job.
Now to the message the artist has, or rather what I get from it:
Examine your preconceived notions about what is cruel, what is a Pet, what is sufficient justification for taking another life and..... not yet mentioned it seems.......
consider that if you are sick and depressed enough to jump through the hoops, we can have you killed too.
The cat could not, of course sign a consent form.
Why is this in the Register again? (except for the obvious Trollbaiting)
Oh yeh, cos she published some details about her detractors.
A previous commenter rightly mentioned that modern means make collation and mass-publication of public-domain personal information child's play and legal issues need to be sharpened up. Pertinent questions: has the personal safety actually been compromised for any of these art-critics? Have her detractors made threats at a level that ought to be considered by the authorities? By not pushing the threats through the proper channels is she in fact short-circuiting her proffered option of reporting them later?
So so sooooooo many more questions and lines of enquiry on this little topic......
Just once again highlights how anonymity is not a given, and of course anything you write on SpyMace can be put into anyone else's To-Flame or To-Publish Folder.
AC because I don't need a name to back up my comments, if my words do not speak for themselves then you have wasted your time reading them..... suckers
PS just as some background I have owned most domestic animal types as pets and have had to put them down on occasion myself (usually financial reasons, sometimes urgency) and it hurts but watching them suffer hurts even more.
Oh, and my mother-in-law has it in her will that she wants her hide tanned and displayed in the family home when she is gone (to save her tattoos!)