20 Sep '11, 11pm

Should Sculptor Who Shot Dog Keep $750,000 Contract? | Care2 Causes

Should Sculptor Who Shot Dog Keep $750,000 Contract? | Care2 Causes

Tom Otterness is well-known in two areas; he’s a popular sculptor with projects all over the world and he is the infamous man who adopted a stray dog and shot and killed it in the name of art. San Francisco just awarded Otterness a prestigious contract to design statues for the city’s subway system. Activists are blasting the plan. Animal rights groups are not ready to forgive Tom Otterness for his cruel act in 1977. They are calling his $750,000 contract to design 59 bronze sculptures for the Central Subway a “slap in the face” for the city “whose namesake is St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.” The San Francisco Examiner reported the Municipal Transportation Agency approved the contract, but was unaware of Otterness’ controversial past. The agency relied on the recommendation from the Arts Commission.” Susan Pontious, director of the San Francisco Arts Co...

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Animal Cruelty: Who is to Blame? | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 24 Sep '11, 2am

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care2.com 22 Sep '11, 6am

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care2.com 28 Sep '11, 4am

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Animals Footing the Bill of Oil and Coal | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 22 Sep '11, 8am

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