This is a story from October of 2012. Damien Hirst, artist, used butterflies -- ones he intentionally raised and personally killed for his project -- and exhibited the piece at the Tate Modern, which refused to condemn Hirst for his actions.
Artists who gratify their gratuitous blood lusts under the guise of being edgy and intellectual are full of shit.
Artist Kills 9,000 Butterflies: Damien Hirst Artwork Massacres Thousands of Butterflies (PHOTO): Damien Hirst allegedly commenced a butterfly massacre for his artwork "In and Out of Love," according to the Huffington Post.
The artwork was created for show at The Tate Modern, in an area of the art museum consisting of two rooms with no windows. Inside those rooms he placed hundreds of live butterflies, where they were trapped with no sunlight. Inside the room the butterflies would be swatted, trodden on, or simply left in there to die.