Saturday, June 27, 2009

don't look

cowsclick image for a closer look

Do You Know How Animals Die?
watercolor on paper
11.75" x 8.5"

this is the latest in my "what humans do to other animals" series--well, now that there are two, i can call it a series.

for the record, i'm not saying that no one should ever eat meat. i do, however, think that everyone--humans and animals alike--would benefit if people ate far less meat than they do right now. if people ate the actual recommended allowance for the meat and beans group(six ounces or less, depending on one's age and sex) the demand for meat would be lower, and we would have no need for factory farms and overfishing. cows, pigs, and chickens could put their feet on the ground where they belong, rather than on concrete or metal wire for their entire lives. fish species would have a chance to recover from years of overfishing to fill all-you-can-eat platters.

what can you do? when you can, try to eat food that is grown locally. greatly reduce or eliminate fast food from your diet (your heart will thank you). never eat fois gras or veal. watch the video meet your meat, and eat mindfully.

1 comment:

Detlef said...

This is a really stunning piece, very visceral and powerful. The choice of medium complements the subject perfectly. While I don't necessarily agree in toto with your views - I most certainly think you have done a fabulous job through this piece in conveying a message and making people think. For this latter point is one that is often overlooked in the discussion about "what is the role of art?" and alas an emphasis that is oft missing in IF entries. Great job and I'm highly impressed.