This time, Constellation features Steve Cutts, Ashim Shakya, John Holcroft and Pawel Kuczynski through their powerful animations and illustrations.
The sad truth about our society reflected through the minds of artistic geniuses.
The killing of 158 wild boar in a single day’s hunting in eastern France has sparked anger in the region and accusations of “carnage”, even if the hunters were within their allowed quotas.
The boar were killed in a “battue” in which beaters drove the game towards the 82 hunters last Wednesday in the eastern Ardennes region.
Local officials said the hunters were within their rights as they had still not attained their quotas for the season of some 300 animals.
But a participant in the hunt described the scene in a report in the local Ardennais newspaper, denouncing the extent of the killings as a true “carnage” that had left him shaken.
And the president of the hunting federation for the Ardennes, Jean-Pol Gambier, said that “such an image for hunting cannot be supported, we cannot allow this kind of excess.”
He said that the “exceptional” number of individuals killed was “intolerable”.
Cited in a local paper, he added that he “strongly condemned” the number of animals killed, saying it “significantly damages the image of hunting.”
“I am overcome by this carnage, even if there is a need to regulate (numbers),” Claude Maireaux, head of a local nature protection group said.
Hunters in France insist that their practice is helpful to nature and is rooted in the country’s traditions, even in the face of growing protests by animal rights groups.
Irish cattle being loaded on to a boat as I we type this message. Over 2000 going to Libya. The Irish government tell civilians it’s too dangerous to travel there but they keep on sending innocent animals to horrific slaughter after horrendous journeys.