"Belgian artist Jan Fabre may have taken the thrill of hilarious cat videos too far in his latest work. The artist staged a full-on cat-tossing performance in Antwerp recently, launching several furry pets into the air only to watch them fall loudly onto what appears to be a poorly-padded flight of stairs.
According to Belgian newspaper La Libre Belgique, the artist has already received 20,000 e-mails about the performance and has been attacked seven times by club-wielding men while jogging in the park."
A performance artist has a lot of latitude in expressing his artistic vision, practically anything constitutes performance art.
But torturing animals doesn`t qualify as art, the abuse of animals is a crime in most countries, and this sadist should be behind bars.
It appears the men who attacked Fabre knocked some sense into him; he finally apologized explaining that the cats are fine.
Actually it was probably fear of being beat up again, and not remorse that compelled him to apologize.
Fabre isn`t much of an artist, and he damn sure isn`t a veterinarian, the poor cats were screaming in terror, and I wouldn`t be surprised if they suffered internal injuries.
The men who attacked Fabre were either performance artists, or art critics who were demonstrating their disapproval of Fabre`s "art."
I don`t condone violence, but I hope that Fabre will be dogged by animal rights activists for the rest of his life. Whenever he performs, whenever he makes a public appearance, he should be greeted by animal lovers.
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