In the last couple years there have been many emerging artists that support the vegan lifestyle and showcase it in their work.
Miru Kim spent four days naked with hogs on an industrial pig farm. She lay for 104 consecutive hours with the swine in 2012 while working on the project “The Pig That Therefore I Am,”
Faena.com wrote , “With this act Kim seeks, one the one hand, to bring attention to the deplorable conditions in which swines, that will eventually become food (with the negative consequences we can imagine), are kept. On the other hand, from a more abstract point of view, the object is to feel the pigs skin rubbing against your own (strangely sensual and pleasurable) and, in that way, all become one.”
Kim denied any animal rights activism or political intentions and she said her focus and interest is in the performance and end result. However, she is vegan and was raised Buddhist.
Kim is notorious for stripping down and taking stunning shots. You can see more of her work here.
Erica Floyd painted this picture of a human drinking milk from a cows udder and pushing the calf away. The calf has a tear in its eye. That is what is happening when we support the dairy industry. There is a lot of controversy over humans drinking animal milk. The argument is that no other species will drink another species milk. Milk is meant only for that species baby until they are old enough to eat on solid food on their own. Cows are artificially inseminated over and over again just so they remain pregnant to produce milk. There are so many better substitutes for cows milk like almond or hemp milk. Knowing everything I know I will never be able to drink a glass of milk or eat cheese again.
And who could forget the infamous Sirens of the Lambs. Last October, British street artist, Bankshy, was in New York and he made a statement about the meat industry. He put a whole bunch of cuddly animal puppets in a truck and drove it around while playing a soundtrack of squealing horrified animals.