11 Jan '17, 4pm
I Can't Believe It's A Butter Sculpture Of Death… - Ecorazzi https://t.co/9A5mp7hi3T
In many ways, this sculpture represents the reality of animal exploitation as a whole. The sculpture symbolises our entirely unnecessary exploitation of animals for food, clothing, entertainment, sport, medical research and all other ways in which we treat animals as our property. The gleeful farmers in the background of the shot represent the businesses and governments that profit from that exploitation; the photographers in the foreground represent the mainstream “animal movement” who profit from documenting and “exposing” what goes on behind closed doors whilst promoting the idea that we can exploit “compassionately.” Without the photographers (large animal groups), the farmers (industrial exploiters) would not be as efficient or as profitable as they are – they both benefit from the promotion of continued exploitation.