Artists doing strange things on stage as political statements is nothing new. But it did come as quite a surprise when a British artist recently exhibited his distaste for animal rights issues by publicly eating a fox in London. According to, performance artist Mark McGowan was upset over the massive attention being given to trying to ban the popular sport of fox hunting in England. “The housing estate where I live is full of crackheads,” he said, “but no one is marching to help them.” So McGowan downed a roasted fox onstage, which he said was quite tasty, and reminded him a bit of rack of lamb.