first of all- I don't really believe that she "twisted the cats neck"
. Pinkeltje is supposed to have been a tom cat- which just happend to be a tortie
? Thats genetically speaking rather unlikely and I don't believe that the artist wouldn't know the sex of her own pet
Plus its probably illegal to kill a cat by twisting its neck in her country and I can't imagine that she'd risk a sentence by really doing it.
Also- she only threatend
to kill those chicks by putting them in a shredder (probably fully knowing that her audience would stop her) and as far as I can tell the hamsters weren't killed either. And then she goes on to kill her own pet cat????
I suspect "Pinkeltje" is an old stuffed cat from the flea market that has been remodeld into a hand bag.
If she had made the bag out of ostrich lether- would there also have been such an out cry?
How many people wear leather belts, shoes and hand bags without once asking where the leather came from?
I don't know if her "art" is sick or not- I just wonder if it so much different from wearing a pair of lether shoes (which doesn't have a face on it anymore but otherwise is also an animal skin, just like "Pinkeltje" ).
The one thing I do agree with is that the hate mail she recieved is absolutely horrible. Some people would rather threaten her and live out hate fantasies then try to talk to her or really find out why she did it.