Cruelty to animals and animals in danger is the subject of a new mural by Patxi Mazzoni Alonso that the Argentine street artist finished this weekend in Almagro., Buenos Aires.
The mural features five different animals some of which are his own designs. They are a deer from the Argentine pampas, a red fox, black rhino, an African elephant and a red fox. Patxi said: “Daily acts like the incarceration, maltreatment and hunting of animals attracts the interest of only a small percentage of the population but the extinction of a species due to these acts is a big concern.” He added: “The mural relates to creatures that can barely fit into the frame of a painting because the space is so tiny. So limited are their opportunities to live freely, so small is the space in the cages in which man gives them a ‘home’, the same cages that humans use to imprison people who are misfits or a threat to society and they are put behind bars for the crimes they have committed.”
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