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Quoting from the comments:

And of course this will spark the inevitable debate of just what rights our clothes have. Is it ethical to harvest our clothes? What sort of checks will be put in place to prevent cruelty in the euthanizing of your next pair of loafers?

Will our bio-garb be issued social security numbers? If so, will they be allowed to vote?

Good gravy, people, we need to start campaigning brainstorming right away! How will we campaign to a pair of pants to get it to vote for us in the upcoming elections?!
http://io9.gizmodo.com/387274/curator-forced-to-kill-out-of-control-bio-art-exhibit

 

This Kickstarter project concerning a short film project about a vegan who falls in love with a fur coat suddenly gains a whole new meaning…

 

On a more serious note, there was a Canadian podcast interview back in 2005 with an American animal rights attorney who argued that the emerging legal field of animal rights (institutionalized and vested within major American universities by means of generous multimillion dollar donations from American TV celebrity Bob Barker) creates a whole new set of legal problems with regards to bio-art. Indeed, the issue that was brought up by this attorney during the podcast was the idea of intellectual property rights attached to hybrid animals or stem cell growths created by artists, which applied to this particular case would bar a third party such as a curator from single-handedly terminating an out-of-control growth due to property rights, the same way your neighbor is not allowed to terminate your cat just because it’s “out of control”, ie crapping all over his backyard:

Bob Barker & Taimie Bryant: Animal Rights in the Classroom and the Courtroom, Part 1
Bob Barker & Taimie Bryant: Animal Rights in the Classroom and the Courtroom, Part 1

 

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