How Can Anyone Call This ART??!!

I was on Facebook the other day and as usual received an invitation to join a group, I joined this petition because I felt moved by what it had wrote…. (see below) I have taken it upon myself to let everyone here read the plea of the group and make a decision for yourself to join if you are on Facebook also, even if you aren’t, I’m making you aware at what lengths some would go to in the name of ART.

#Here’s my comment:
I don’t understand how the mind of some people work, honestly to tie up a stray animal in the name of art, let them suffer until death, whilst all the while being on show like some performer for the sick & twisted onlookers who also consider this art is appalling! Not one person bothered to unchain the dog, not one bothered to even feed or provide water, they just looked on. The artist Guillermo Vargas Habacuc is not an artist but a sadist and anyone who follows and/or supports this behavior, needs their head read!

Apparently, the artist said that the dog would had died anyway being on the streets, so he considered it a opportunity in itself to turn a dogs demise into art.

I did a Google in pics on this persons name and found the images and the petition to be true

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 at least 2 days, the ‘artist’ and the visitors of the exhibition watched emotionless the shameful ‘masterpiece’ based on the dog’s agony, until eventually he died.

Click here to see the pictures and scroll down:

Please help to stop this

This is the original petition which is in Spanish. If you’d like to read it in English, go to, copy/paste it click on translate “Spanish to English”. Remember it is translated by software.…


1. Inhumane acts cannot be equated with Art2. Animal cruelty cannot be overlooked if presented as Art3. Demonstrate intolerance for acts such as this, which only contribute to the moral degradation of society

I have also found another site based on this so called artist.


  • kappisan
    kappisanover 4 years ago

    I Totally agree with you StarKatz!!

  • Jigsawman
    Jigsawmanover 4 years ago


  • matthewdunnart
    matthewdunnartover 4 years ago

    This is disgusting

  • Sarah Bentvelzen
    Sarah Bentvelzenover 4 years ago

    I remember hearing about this a while ago. Things like this make me wish the human race were extinct!

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayover 4 years ago

    OMG! this is madness! This person had the choice to feed the dog or make it a ….words fail me..and people actually stood back and watched this cruelty!

    I’m appalled and distressed people who have it within their means to make a difference stand back to gawk and worse even, make it a spectacle and try to call it art.

    To those who argue, people and animals die everyday, while there are people in this world who care and are prepared to go out of their way, we can make one day or one hour of life in this world a better place for another or a creature by something as simple as a handful of food, a gentle touch and kind word.

    …and people stood back and looked on while another creature died a slow painful death…as a race at times, humans fill me with disgust and I can only centre by believing a sub-human species must exist !

  • limerick
    limerickover 4 years ago

    This is not art!
    This is the most revolting display of ego I think I have ever seen.

  • limerick
    limerickover 4 years ago

    The audience should also be ashamed. I would not have been able to stand by and do nothing.

  • strawberries
    strawberriesover 4 years ago

    that poor animal. i just dont understand this? how couls this possible have been seen as art? by anybody? this makes me so mad!

  • Sophie-Berger
    Sophie-Bergerover 4 years ago

    Wanted to say, there is nothing to do with art, art is mostly about sublimate bad impulse to a valorised way. This way is absolutly degrading and unacceptable. The one are doing this are deviant in a bad way and should go to psychiatric clinic or jail;

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 4 years ago

    Disgusting and the the person and the gallery should be prosecuted for cruelty