Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Banned Belgian Anti Foie Gras Campaign

Thanks to Dubois Matthias for sending in this new outdoor campaign against foie gras (fatty liver), signed by Belgian animal rights activist group GAIA.
Foie gras - or “fatty liver” - is still a very popular Christmas and year end dinner dish across Belgium. Because most people don’t know that it’s made from the grotesquely enlarged livers of ducks and geese! The result of horrifyingf orce-feeding!! The campaign was supposed to run across 40 major Belgian railway stations…but the railway company refused the posters because they are “too shocking”.
I think that across the world, across agencies (atleast in my country, India), across cultures and across civilizations...shocking work is generally kept at a distance. Coming up with work like this is rare and when somebody does finally do it and it is killed becuase of fear, fear from authorities, from the public, from the government...it is only going to dampen spirits of creatives who even aim to come up with similar work.
I think the only way to deal with it is to fight back. I request everybody from the blogging community, especially Belgians to go ahead and spread awareness through this campaign...if it can't be done at a train station, it can always be done through the internet!
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