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Guilty by yuumei Guilty by yuumei

With wings of death
And crown of black
A sea monster more terrifying
Than any creature of the deep
Is this the epitome of man?
All pride for greedy production
So serene in self-destruction
If suicide is a crime
We would all be guilty

The Problem:

:bulletred: Bycatch is all the unwanted animals that accidentally get caught in fishing nets and lines. An estimated 300,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises die as bycatch each year, because they are unable to escape when caught in nets. 100,000 albatrosses are killed by longline fisheries every year and because of this, many species are facing extinction. Bycatch victims also include sea turtles, sharks, and other marine mammals.…

:bulletred: More than 100 million sharks are killed each year for their fins. Endangering many species who have suffered a population decline of 90-99%. To put that in perspective, imagine 9 out of every 10 person you know is dead. In comparison, only a few people are killed each year by sharks. That’s right, more people die from falling coconuts than sharks.…

:bulletred: Globally 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles, and 1 million sea birds die every year from ingesting or becoming entangled in marine debris.…

:bulletred: Oil spills happen everyday. About 20,000 oil spills are reported to the U.S. government annually, and that’s just America. It’s hard to estimate how many occur globally since not all spills are even reported. As long as we rely on fossil oil, spills will happen everyday and everywhere, but they happen so often that they don’t even make the news. Not only do the oil spills kill wildlife, but they also pollute the water and food chain, meaning the fish we eat contains toxins from the oil spills.…

The Solution::

:bulletgreen: Pick up your trash. It’s not that hard. Don’t just throw plastic bags and other crap on the street. It’s going to get washed into the streams and oceans where it can choke and kill many endangered wildlife.

:bulletgreen: Recycle what you can. Those plastic bottles can be made into other things so don’t just trash them, recycle them.

:bulletgreen: Be conscious of what you eat. It’s nothing extreme like becoming a vegan. Helping endangered animals can be as simple as buying the right kind of seafood. The Monterey Bay Aquarium has many guides and free pocket books on which seafood is eco friendly to eat, and there are plenty of choices so it’s not the end of the world for your stomach, and better yet, it’s not going to be the end of the world for those endangered species.…

:bulletgreen: Switch to a hybrid car if you can, or try to use more public transportation. You’ll save money on gas, and save the environment from toxic spills and global warming. Not only that, you can buy food from your local farmers market where food is locally grown, and not transported across the world by burning petroleum.

:bulletgreen: Lastly, spread the word. Education is the best cure. Many people don’t watch what they eat simply because they’re unaware of the environmental damage humans are causing. People need to understand that helping the environment is simply helping themselves. Once the over fished tuna goes extinct, and all the other animals that eat tuna also dies off, what’s there left for us? So even if you don’t care about the animals themselves, do it for yourself and your children. Don’t let anyone stay ignorant, because the future they ruin will be your future as well. Spread the word, reblog, share, tweet, word of mouth, do what you can to cure ignorance.

Thank you!

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beastace Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
tbh I don't read most of your environmental awareness pieces as something so horrifying that makes someone want to take action to protect the earth. It's something pretty with a large amount of info tacked on that is somewhat related to what is depicted. I'll get to what I mean by "somewhat". But particularly the way it is depicted in that the nets and sea life are arranged in a similar manner to say a costume or something fashionable and is visually appealing. It detracts from this "horror" of sea life getting caught in nets and garbage because of how you chose to portray it.

So people's main draw to this image based on the comments is "gosh this is so pretty" and at best it just bring up the conversation of how bad it is. And as an artist, especially one with influence, you propagate the norms. And just this image on it's own, out of context, along with just additional exposure to your "environmental disaster fashion" illustrations is basically saying to some effect, though unintentional, "environmental disaster is pretty and fashionable". And by portraying it in this light of course, means that it is okay to ruin the environment because either way we're just going to think it as pretty one day.

Ironic much? 

You want people to move into action and help the environment and inform people? make a documentary. This is a limitation of illustration. Or plan your imagery choices better to be communicate what you want to say in only visuals because this image can be taken out of context pretty easily. 
Recycling isn't what we should rely on although for now it's our best bet. I temporarily worked (for school) in a recycling company (as beginning technician, a trade I don't want to go on in further, fixing up industrial complexes is the opposite of what I want to do...). The company recycles metal and they use bulldozers day in, day out. Garbage trucks equally us gas to come around and pick up our metals and plastics. 

They have their own windmills now, you could call it a start but if the origins of the magnets they use are Chinese (which I don't know) they could already have been harmful as I read that there are or is (a) place(s) in China where they mine(d) for a certain mineral (neodymium) and process(ed) it on the spot, leaving a terrain for the citizens to live in that's become completely dry (or at least unhealthy). Sometimes people, even children, fall into holes in the ground, unable to get out or dead from the fall. The dryness of the land is because of chemicals so there is also a level of toxicity.
I read this a few years ago in an online pdf, so details could be wrong but it is a serious situation. Check out the following link:…
Apparently they also mine for dysprosium.

Solutions would probably mean making more durable things (not necessarily mass manufactured, rather each person for himself but together. We can't get it all right on the first try so we need support. If you have trouble making your own clay dinner plate, why not use it from someone who makes them by the dozen until you can make it yourself.) and living together instead of all those mental and physical boundaries we've put up.

It's all a bit idealistic at this moment, I even have trouble motivating myself and to live by all I preach (Is it wrong, wanting to be chastised even though I'm too scared?) so I'm glad you made these works of art, defining/living what you believe in, and I hope you will keep on doing that (not that it has to be in this form of course :) ).
FreshHumanFish Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015…

Quote from the page:
"We are all a part of the production of places like the toxic lake and we all try our best to ignore it. We love our technologies too much to meaningfully engage with the conflicts they set in motion."
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Another sad thing about the ocean animals is that birds get ties to ladies backs and drown..... JK

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