In 2003 Banksy held another exhibit where he painted animals. It was called “Turf War.” He painted farm animals, some of them freshly shorn. I assume he had them shorn so the paint would stick better and be more even.
|These cows look like they were shorn before being painted.
|Shorn sheep painted
|This photo was not from the event but a flyer for the event. The event was in an old building, not a field. Notice the sheep have been very recently shorn. It looks like it was done right before painting them.
“A controversial exhibition by graffiti artist Banksy has been closed for “legal reasons”, according to his website. The show was shut after painted animals, which became hot and distressed, were taken back to their farm, a spokeswoman said. Organisers did not want to go on without the main attractions – cows, sheep and pigs that attracted animal rights protestors – but there were actually no legal problems, she said. Banksy is now considering taking the show on a national tour, the spokeswoman added. The exhibition, called Turf War, was held in a disused garage in east London.”
Banksy put these farms animals in a hot warehouse with no ventilation or air conditioning. He never did take the show on a national tour. I personally feel he intentionally abuses animals to get animal rights people up in arms just to get more publicity. Why else would he do this repeatedly.
Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.
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