Commissioner Sponsors “Humanitarian Art Ordinance” in Response to SFAI Controversy

Sorry, Okwui— prison jump suits don’t come in Prada. From this morning’s edition of the SF Examiner:

The so-called Humanitarian Art Ordinance would allow the district attorney to bring charges against the artist who created the images of animal cruelty and the person putting the work on display, according to Christine Garcia, author of the law and an Animal Control and Welfare commissioner.

“Glamorizing crimes of animal cruelty isn’t a good idea because it might encourage more people to pick up that idea,” Garcia said.

Garcia said she has proposed the law in response to a San Francisco Art Institute exhibit that opened in March and consisted of videos that showed six animals — a sheep, a horse, an ox, a pig, a goat and a doe — being struck and killed by a hammer


Brilliant

— Activists on prowl for artists showing animal cruelty [SF Examiner]

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