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Banksy’s “Sirens of the Lambs” Stuffed Animal Slaughterhouse Truck Highlights Horrors of Meat Industry

by , 10/11/13
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While “The Sirens of the Lambs” is, at first glance, quite comedic, it also – in pure Banksy form – makes a social commentary about the horrors of the livestock industry. All types of animals (cows, pics, chickens, ducks, lambs and even a panda) can be seen protruding from the “Farm Fresh Meats” truck, presumably on the way to the slaughterhouse. Some of the creatures move their heads and “cry out” for help, attracting the attention of people on the street.

In the video, the truck is also seen passing a meat market, where butchers look out at it with amused expressions. Children seen reacting to the installation in the video seem more delighted than upset by its deeper meaning, but one child at 0:45 is visibly upset by what he sees. What do you think about Banksy’s “Sirens of the Lambs”? Tell us in the comments below.

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Via Banksy’s YouTube and Stupid Dope

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7 Comments

  1. scigirl October 13, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    The shot of the school children looking at the army green truck of toys makes me think of the loss of children’s innocence as they face the cold harsh world. It can be a statement about war as well as extinction. A very interactive piece, so thank you Banksy.

  2. Ali Twigg October 13, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Well done, once again, Banksy for bringing to the public attention the travesty that the meat industry is. Please can we have a truck for Bristol. I’m happy to drive it around as it will educate the Bristolian public about the meat industry in the UK. I’m sure there will be many other volunteers in the UK. Btw, you couldn’t rustle up a quick something regarding the badger cull could you? The bastard government have just granted an extension to kill more of our badgers as their pathetic cull has been a dismal failure. (Not due to any protesters, of course, but because the badgers have moved the goalposts, according to the estimable Owen Praterson!)

  3. Veganice-cream Aidavega... October 12, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Banksy, thank you! Go vegan !!!

  4. Natalie Lenka October 11, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    I love it but the pandas are there why?

  5. MonkeyMommy Josie October 11, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    If you aren’t showing blood, I don’t know who would “get it”.