According to The Animal Rescue Site, “Over 10 million animals are put to death every year in the US alone because they are unwanted, abandoned, or abused.” That’s a statistic that animal rescue organizations would like to change. Some have been abused. They may have lived in real homes until their families lost interest in them, and they were discarded like old toys. All of them are waiting at a pet rescue for a new home, where they can love and be loved in return.
Some artists have taken to killing animals in the name of what they call art. In May of 2003, an art student at the Victorian College of the Arts in Australia killed a live chicken as part of a performance piece done in front of his class. Other students in the class were not impressed, and complained about the student’s actions to the RSPCA.