by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals.

A new calendar, reportedly to benefit an association that trains guide dogs for the blind and disabled, is causing a stir in the Czech Republic where it’s slated to be released in a few weeks.

In one image, a scantily dressed model holds onto a freshly-killed pig while chickens pecks the blood-soaked ground around her. In another, a women has supposedly just slaughtered a pig in half with an axe.

Understandably, PETA has slammed the images, calling the calendar “slaughter porn”.

“Only a sociopath could find sexual excitement from the depiction of horrific and violent acts against frightened living beings,” the UK Metro quoted the group as saying. “Such imagery is likely to get the public to consider that real pigs used for meat are sensitive beings who suffer violent, bloody deaths and who do not want to die.”

Diana Kobzanova, a former Miss Czech Republic featured in the collection, hit back at the animal cruelty allegations saying that all the animals featured are models built specifically for the shoot.

Um, ok — but why that theme? If you’re raising money to train guide dogs, why not something a bit more “aw, dogs!” related. Or at least something someone would want to hang on their walls. This is just…depressing.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • mister jingles

    unbearable cruelty! this world goes lower and lower and lower and down and down and down – please GOD – if you are there – stop it!!!

  • http://pungle.org pungle.org

    We’re supporters of Peta

  • Lindy

    This reflects just how sick and desensitized we have become in modern society. Truly disgusting!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Xander-Gray/513686457 Xander Gray

    anyone got a link to the actual pictures?….HAWT!!!!

  • http://www.frekvence1.cz Peter

    Diana is a speaker this radio. Calendar can be ordered from the website of Radio Frequency 1 in December.
    http://www.frekvence1.cz/pub/cs/lide-show/porady-v-radiu/styl-10.html

  • http://www.frekvence1.cz Peter

    Calendar is for charitable purposes for Helppes organization which trains dogs for blind people. If you disagree with the calendar, please send a donation to the organization of training dogs single contribution or a permanent order of certain amount of salary to the account number 175188017/0300
    http://www.helppes.cz/index.php
    Diana’s famous top model and often performs for the very famous Cuban fashion designer Osman Laffita proposed dress millionairess Ivana Trump NY
    http://www.osmanylaffita.com/

  • http://www.frekvence1.cz Peter

    I have great information!!! Calendar Diana Kobzanova used for charitable purposes is for sale. Here is a link to a radio frequency, where the calendar is exclusive selling
    http://www.frekvence1.cz/naha-diana-kobzanova-kalendar-2011.shtml