Artist hangs herself from hooks in protest at shark treatment

Q: Is this an example of violent or non-violent direct action? If it is an example of violent direct action (VDA), how does this square with those who argue that it is *always* wrong to use VDA when it comes to promoting awareness of the extreme human violence and suffering exacted toward other animals?

From today’s Telegraph: “An artist pierced her skin with shark hooks and hung herself from a shop ceiling in protest at the treatment of the animal.” Read the full article *here*

This is an incredible film: SHARKWATER


About Richard J White

I am currently employed as a Reader in Human Geography. Having completed my doctoral thesis at The University of Leicester (Department of Geography) I worked as Research Assistant at The University of Warwick (Institute for Employment Research). I joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Lecturer in Economic Geography in 2006, and was the Course Leader for the B.A. (Hons) Human Geography degree between 2013-2015. Teaching Interests I have a broad interest in many radical approaches within both Human Geography, and other related social sciences. My particular expertise explores alternative/ post-capitalist forms of work and organization; anarchist and dissident geographies; geographies of activism and resistance; and critical animal geographies.
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One Response to Artist hangs herself from hooks in protest at shark treatment

  1. ms. clough says:

    you r very brave

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