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The BBQ is one of the major icons of a good, hot, sizzling kiwi summer. Piles of slabs of meat, plenty of sausages, with boiled potatoes and salads (typically consisting of limp lettuce leaves, tomato and grated cheese) as sides. And don’t forget the beer, mate. This has led to my morbid fascination in the production, slaughter and consumption of meat. The epidemiological evidence for the primary cause of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE, commonly known as Mad Cow Disease) in British cattle is abhorrent. It was most likely because of the use of commercial cattle feed concentrates fed to stock which contained meat and bone meal from both cattle and sheep. This leads one to consider: is it ethical to feed cow to a cow, lamb to a lamb, pig to a pig? Imagine the repercussions of feeding rendered human to humans. Watch the film Soylent Green (1973)!

R.I.P.
in Icons of New Zealand Summer
Splendid of London, 104 Commercial Street E1 (just opposite Spitalfields Market near the Ten Bells), London, UK
25 September - 15 October
Curators: Angela Meyer and Sonia Bruce


R.I.P.
detail (Rump Steak)
in Icons of New Zealand Summer
Splendid of London, 104 Commercial Street E1 (just opposite Spitalfields Market near the Ten Bells), London, UK
25 September - 15 October
Curators: Angela Meyer and Sonia Bruce


R.I.P.
detail (Shoulder Bacon)
in Icons of New Zealand Summer
Splendid of London, 104 Commercial Street E1 (just opposite Spitalfields Market near the Ten Bells), London, UK
25 September - 15 October
Curators: Angela Meyer and Sonia Bruce


R.I.P.
detail (Lamb Chop)
in Icons of New Zealand Summer
Splendid of London, 104 Commercial Street E1 (just opposite Spitalfields Market near the Ten Bells), London, UK
25 September - 15 October
Curators: Angela Meyer and Sonia Bruce


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