Artist Paints on the Ears of Elephants Killed for Trophies

Artist Paints on the Ears of Elephants Killed for Trophies

    1. leatrice brantley
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      leatrice brantley

      ft lauderdale, FL

In 1944, the skin of murdered humans was used for lampshades. 65 years later, the ears of murdered elephants are used as canvases for painting.

There were once 160 species of elephants on the planet. Today, there are only three. Of the remaining species, all three are endangered. Researchers have warned that by the year 2020, there could be no elephants left in the wild. We run the risk of losing them forever. And yet, although they are almost a universal symbol of the tragedy of species extinction, they continue to be hunted for their flesh, hide, tusks and ears. Yes, their ears.

For an average price of several thousand dollars, one can purchase a piece of art, depicting a scene of Africa or its people, or perhaps a portrait of one of these magnificent creatures themselves, painted upon the five-foot tall ear of what was once a majestic animal.

Should the US ban imports on elephant trophies?http://www.care2.com/causes/environment/blog/artist-paints-on-the-ears-of-elephants-killed-for-trophies/

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    • Cynthia M. Thomas ST. PETERSBURG, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      This is absurd!!! These artists are only promoting killing of wild elephants!! Stop the exploitation and leave these animals alone to live their lives in the wild, as nature intended!

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    • Jack Hateya GEELONG, AUSTRALIA
      • over 3 years ago

      What an utterly disgusting thing to do. I would pay to have these "art" works destroyed.

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    • Michele Vernet GARLAND, UNITED STATES
      • over 3 years ago

      Listen up you misnomed "artists", egotistical maniacs, have you heard of paint brushes, or "finger" painting? Your lackadaisical attitudes are what continues the violence against all sentient beings in the world! Wake up and better yet, paint yourself into a corner, while others come and cut your ears off!

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    • Kate Kenner JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
      • over 3 years ago

      I find this to be a horrible idea. to think that someone is making money off the bodies of slaughtered elephants. They are in such danger and yet someone is exploiting them even more by suing them as canvas for so called art. I find the thought of having the ear of a dead animal in my house repulsive. IS there no sense of ethics here?

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    • Margaret Colomb PACIFIC PALMS, AUSTRALIA
      • over 3 years ago

      As an artist and human being I find that revolting and it is NOT art. It is animal cruelty.

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