NYClass Statement on the Cancellation of Cruel Exhibits at the Guggenheim Museum

NYCLASS STATEMENT ON THE CANCELLATION OF CRUEL EXHIBITS AT THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

New York, NY – Animal rights group NYCLASS (New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets) today released a statement on the cancellation of parts of the Guggenheim Museum’s “Art in China After 1989: Theater of the World” exhibition.

Edita Birnkrant, Executive Director of NYCLASS:

“NYCLASS is thrilled that the Guggenheim Museum has decided to cancel the cruel exhibits in “Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World.” The planned exhibits would have trapped live reptiles under glass so the public could watch them be killed, and would have furthered the false stigma that pit bulls are violent killers through depictions of dogfighting.

The power of activism was undeniable in this victory — NYCLASS and other animal advocates protested outside the museum, placed a high volume of calls and emails to the museum, and promoted an online petition that received over half a million signatures in just a few days. We hope that other art institutions and museums take note of the fact that there is little public tolerance for art that harms animals.”

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