Banksy NYC Day #11: Taking On Factory Farming With “The Sirens of the Lambs”

With his latest art piece, a slaughterhouse delivery truck driving around New York’s “Meatpacking District” jammed with stuffed animals and what sounds like the fearful cries of animals, Banksy takes aim at meat eating. He makes the direct connection between living animals and how we kill them and eat their dead flesh. And our connection to the animals. A video posted on Banky’s site (see below) ends with a shot of a baby in a stroller crying.

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The Sirens of the Lambs, Banksy writes on his website. “A slaughterhouse delivery truck touring the meatpacking district and then citywide for the next two weeks.”

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Audio guide to today’s artwork:

Be sure to check out this video:

About Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael has had three novels published that comprise the "Freak Scene Dream trilogy": "True Love Scars," "The Flowers Lied" and "Untitled" which can be ordered here. His new book, "Wicked Game: The True Story of Guitarist James Calvin Wilsey," can be pre-ordered from HoZac Books. In November Backbeat Books will publish "Addicted To Noise: The Music Writings of Michael Goldberg," which can be be pre-ordered here.

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