March is National Veggie Month, and Bournemouth artist, Kathy Livick, has produced a series of bold paintings called Songs from a Slaughterhouse, in the hope of raising awareness of the suffering of animals killed for the dinner table.
The six canvases, painted in acrylic, depict a hen and her chicks, a pig, calf, goat, lamb and horse in beautiful, dreamlike landscapes – a far cry from the filthy, intensive surroundings of most farmed animals. Animal Aid Head of Campaigns, Kate Fowler said, “In my view, the most interesting art makes us confront difficult subjects and re-evaluate our beliefs. When I saw Kathy’s paintings, it was immediately clear that she understood that animals’ lives are as important to them as ours are to us. Simply put, they do not wish to die. I found Kathy’s work so very moving, and I’d urge others to take a look at them and ask themselves: if I had to see what these individual animals are put through, just so that I can eat their meat, would I choose a kinder way?”
Anyone, like Kathy, who wishes to choose a more compassionate diet, can order a free Go Veggie pack from Animal Aid by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.