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Not Your Average Pet Store

A scene titled "Chicken Nuggets" from artist Banksy's new installation "The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill" is seen October 8, 2008 in New York City. The "pet store" features an animatronic leopard, monkey, chicken nuggets and hot dogs along with other creations. The store opened discretely to the public October 5 and will remain open through October 31st. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images North America)

Chicken nuggets dunking themselves in ketchup, a monkey watching apes get it on, a leopard made of a fur coat and fish sticks in a fish bowl. These are only a few of the "animals" that make up British street artist Banksy's New York exhibit.

Titled "The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill," this new exhibit shows how society actually sees animals: as food, pets, untamed beasts and clothing fabric.

It's not totally off base. I have to admit, I like my chicken in nugget form, but with honey mustard, not ketchup.

The animatronic "pet store" is open from Oct. 5 through Oct. 31 in Greenwich Village.


A scene titled "White Rabbit" from artist Banksy's new installation "The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill" is seen October 8, 2008 in New York City. The "pet store" features an animatronic leopard, monkey, chicken nuggets and hot dogs along with other creations. The store opened discretely to the public October 5 and will remain open through October 31st. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images North America)

A scene titled "Hot Dogs" from artist Banksy's new installation "The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill" is seen October 8, 2008 in New York City. The "pet store" features an animatronic leopard, monkey, chicken nuggets and hot dogs along with other creations. The store opened discretely to the public October 5 and will remain open through October 31st. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images North America)


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