Seldom am I moved to cross post items like this but this time I felt I had to take action.
Boycott Artist Using Starved Dog as Art at MCC - 3/28/2008
Below is link to upcoming art show featuring Habacuc's work at the Miami (FL) Convention Center (March 28-31 2008) Sponsored by Merrill Lynch. I am writing Merrill Lynch to ask them not to sponsor his work.
I am writing regarding the horrifying actions of Guillermo Habacuc Vargas,who paid local children to catch a dog on the street and then confined,starved and publicly displayed the dog as an "art" exhibit until the innocent animal died of starvation. I along with many people world wide am outraged that Guillermo habacuc Vargas has been selected to represent Costa Rica in "Bienal Centroamericana Honduras 2008",This man is by no definition of the word an artist he is a criminally insane sadist and enjoys inflicting prolonged suffering upon his innocent victims.he is a danger to all of society as it is well documented that those with the capacity to intentionally cause harm to an animal have the same capacity to harm humans. To state that this animal would have died eventually of natural causes is unjustifiable and beyond logical,rational thinking. To allow Guillermo habacuc Vargas to represent Costa Rica in Bienal Centroamericana Honduras 2008 will in no way benefit Costa Rica,the world is watching and the actions of this so called artist has brought much negative assumptions as to the humanity of the people of Costa Rica and the fact that the many witnesses of this animals suffering did nothing and that the organizers of this event allowed this rather than taking action to see that Guillermo Vargas be criminally charged with animal abuse is sending the world a message that Costa Rica consists of a cruel,uncivilized society that has no regard for life but enjoys viewing and contributing to the loss of life. Each and every person who knew of and witnessed the suffering of this innocent dog is equally as guilty of causing it's uncalled for death. And to let this crime go unpunished and instead be awarded by Guillermo Vargas representing Costa Rica in Bienal Centroamericana Honduras 2008 is unacceptable and shameful not only to Costa Rica but to all participants of this event. I urge you,do not condone the heinous actions of Guillermo Vargas by allowing him to participation in Bienal.