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CAPITOL'S SKINNY PUPPY ARRESTED IN AN ALLEGED VIVISECTION MISHAPNettwerk/Capitol Records artists SKINNY PUPPY were arrested Sunday, October23, following their show in Cincinnati, Ohio. Arrested for disorderlyconduct following a misunderstanding about a portion of their liveperformance intended to protest animal vivisection, the band had to spendthe night in jail but were released the following day.Currently on the Head Trauma Tour in support of their recently released LPVIVIsectVI, SKINNY PUPPY simulates an "operation" on a toy stuffed animalnamed "Chud" as part of the show, graphically symbolizing the horrors ofvivisection research. Apparently an audience member mistook "Chud" for areal dog and called the police.Without identifying themselves, two plain-clothed police officers enteredtheir dressing room after the show demanding to see the dog. Words wereexchanged between SKINNY PUPPY and the officers. As a result, bandmembersOgre, Cevin Key, and the tour manager Dan McGee were arrested fordisorderly conduct. They were released after their night in jail and fined[more]$200.00.Bandmember Ogre issued a statement about the incident, "I find itparadoxical that the police can justify arresting us on the assumption thatwe mutilate and experiment on live animals for a theatrical performancewhen the inhuman reality is that it occurs in over 300 laboratories a day."SKINNY PUPPY has long been outspoken about protesting the use of animalsfor research and, in fact, chose their name to emphasize their feelingsabout the issue.

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