It has become a cultural norm to see stray dogs every now and then but most especially this culture is an appealing one in France where it has been said that pet abandonment is as native to the people in the Summer as Art is and what’s is more repugnant is that statistics behind it which draws a comparative sum in thousands and on a yearly basis.
The sad reality underlying this narrative is those pet owners, in a bid to go frolicking come, Summer, leave their pets in the street especially when their attempts at finding a sitter fails and this contributes to a large number of stray dogs that end up on the street many of whom often end up abused or killed at worst. .
Pets, for all of the beauty of owning one, has its responsibility but people are wont to get them after a fleeting period of want for them hence the seeming ease to leave them behind when a much weightier need according to them, arise for example in France, where this has left many stray dogs on the street as a result of the irresponsible ownership of dogs.
It has nonetheless raised a vicarious suffering in the hearts of empathetic people who have begun a movement to curb this injustice and one of them is a French artist NICOLAS AMIARD, who has painted many apt images to depict the nature and intensity of wickedness in these acts which are a reflection of the human condition in a comic titled “Summer Adventure”
Much to his ingenuity, appropriating the much-loved comics of our childhood from Scooby Doo, Up, Pokemon and Mickey Mouse to name but a few, these comics invoke the characters that became endeared to us and in painting them in this antagonistic light hopes to draw in our minds, a picture in conveying a germane message to reconcile their historical roles that contributed to our childhood with a certain evilness so as to impinge in our hearts, a disgust that can hopefully be interpreted as a willingness to broach the issue and eventually solving it altogether because pet abandonment is a cultural malady that should be afforded none.
Boule & Bill
Pets are beautiful and in extension, animals at large and with these images and major animal rights movements in the world, we hope to get to a point in time where animal rights will be seen, if not on par with man’s, but to a considerable degree and there is much to hope thankfully to others who have taken it upon themselves to actually do something about it and do something hopefully they will.