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Russian Man Turns Video of Him Eating Live Bat Into NFT - Decrypt

Russian Man Turns Video of Him Eating Live Bat Into NFT - Decrypt


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Russian Man Turns Video of Him Eating Live Bat Into NFT.

Russian performance artist Petr Davydtchencko has created a non-fungible token (NFT) of a video that depicts him eating a living bat in front of the European Parliament—and put it up forauctionwith a minimum bid of $4,500?

Maybe that’s because apart from obvious ethical controversies, eating live animals—or even parts of them—is illegal in many countries under animal cruelty laws.

Namely, in the EU, where the "performance" took place, "intentional harm to the life of an animal" is punishable by a €1,500 ($1,820) fine while "acts of cruelty" and "serious injury" could result in a €30,000 ($36,400) fine and/or two years in prison.

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