A performance artist has eaten a corgi on live radio in protest at Prince Philip’s alleged torture and killing of a fox during a royal hunt. Mark McGowan, 37, said the cooked canine – the Queen’s favourite breed of dog – tasted “really, really, really disgusting.” The corgi, which died at a breeding farm, was minced with apple and onion. What Yum! The artist chowed yesterday on the popular Bob and Roberta Smith radio broadcast on London-based station 104.4 Resonance FM. Yoko Ono, wife of the late John Lennon, also a guest on the show, sampled the fare. No word on her take. Before the broadcast, the vegetarian and animal rights activist explained his motives for the protest.

McGowan said: “I know some people will find this offensive and tasteless.” But I am doing this to raise awareness about the RSPCA’s inability to prosecute Prince Philip and his friends shooting a fox earlier this year, letting it struggle for life for five minutes and then beating it to death with a stick.”

The radio show’s presenter, Bob Smith, said: “I’m not convinced it’s corgi.”

But Mr McGowan insisted that he trusted the the two ladies who cooked the dog.

He said: “It’s stinky, it’s white-looking, it’s not like any meat I’ve ever seen.”

The RSPCA said in a statement it had investigated the alleged incident involving Philip at the Queen’s Sandringham estate in January and “found no evidence that an offence of causing unnecessary suffering had taken place.”

McGowan said after the show that his protest had been “very provocative, intentionally.”

“To me it was, as an art piece, exhilarating,” he added.

Poorva Joshipura, director of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) European arm, said: “Most of the British public will agree that it is high time the royals joined the rest of us who live in the 21st century and are opposed to cruelty to animals.”

The Royal Famiy are members of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), and of course, Queen Elizabeth has had corgis forever. At last count, I believe she has four, who are free to do as they please, often seen wandering amongst guests and dignitaries at various royal happenings.

Mark McGowan is no stranger with this type of stunt, and has staged many around the world. Do not be surprised if he is sighted in Caracas, VZ soon – he protested government control of media in Milan, Italy by dragging a TV tied to his foot for miles. Take a look at more of Mark:








Gotta get Mark over for cocktails one of these days! Sometimes it’s good to be a nut!