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Banksy

Street artist Banksy is just visiting New York — he normally lives in the U.K., but he’s visiting to do his trademark graffiti pieces for an audience that is not always appreciative (though sometimes entrepreneurial). So he can be forgiven for not knowing that the Meatpacking District has gotten quite chi-chi and doesn’t really pack meat anymore. Which means that it may not be the ideal locale for his latest work, “The Sirens of the Lambs” — a slaughterhouse truck loaded with squealing puppets. Nice try though!

Here’s video of the truck tooling around the Meatpacking District streets and terrifying a baby. It’ll be touring the rest of the city this week:

Well, we’re convinced: We’re never eating stuffed animals again.