Art or Animal Abuse?

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At the end of a 23-week exhibit at the Tate Modern museum in London, 9,000 butterflies are dead. While on display for 3,000 visitors, many were crushed under people’s shoes or died from the unnatural environment. Animal rights organizations are criticizing the exhibit, while the museum defends it. The artist, Damien Hirst, has done past exhibits with animals, including putting dead sharks and cows in tanks filled with chemicals.

1 thought on “Art or Animal Abuse?”

  1. Kiana Danielle Laws

    I was wondering why didn’t they think about the habitat that the butterflies need and the temperature they are used to having instead of the temperature they can not use??????

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