Saturday, April 11, 2015

Tattooed Pigs

I randomly came across this story and don't even know how to react to it. Wilm Delvoye is designer who tattoos pigs and then, when the pigs pass away, uses their skin to make handbags. The ethics (or lack of) gross me out. But also, who would want a tattooed pig skin purse the goes for 50,000 pounds or more? Here's a link to the story:

1 comment:

  1. I agree this is disturbing. The fact that they were banned from the activity in the US but decided to continue in China should have been enough to make them reconsider their action. It ties in with the human consumption of animals. The article states that the pigs were well taken care of and the skin was taken after they passed away but then they wouldn't make as much money because pigs can live up to 20 years if properly taken care of as they so state they do.