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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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Doranx Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  New Deviant
I really love ur artworks n I am totally inspired by u!! ^__^
IsabelCursiPop Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful both. The illustration and the message Clap 
IsabelCursiPop Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful both. The illustration and the message Clap 
BBMcKenzie Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your art!
Nick-Ian Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love the message behind this image.
LilyBlight Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This work has been featured here,, for world oceans month.:love:
browneyedserenade Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  New Deviant
beautiful symbolism 
Dark-Lighting Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
"Where villains spend the weekend,

the deepend,

we're swimming with the sharks until we drown"
Shyy-Art Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i'd love to see art on boycott seaworld, so many people are so naive about the abuse of their beautiful animals. Animals are not for entertainment.
It's just an idea cx
Kradath Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
Allow me to introduce: the mermaid of the future. 2% Nature, 44% Pollution, 54% Human Insanity.
Seafoam-Feathermist Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im terrified of 2030.
Kradath Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
Well, I'm terrified just now, so... xD.
Seafoam-Feathermist Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kradath Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
Seafoam-Feathermist Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PoopyPatuti Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
This is crazy! I keep seeing my favorite artworks here! ones i found on google images, im so happy i found the artist that drew them all, unknowingly, ive been a huge fan of you and your art work for over five years, this is a personal favorite of mine, since before i didnt know the name of it, me and my brother named it polution, but guilty is far better a name. Yuumei, I am truly inspired by your art, it is so beautiful. Thank you for uploading your art (: without it the world would be a little less beautiful.
Castel-Eown Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
A very powerful art. Great job.
DreamDragonGoddess4 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg I love this piece
WhiteLedy Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
YOSEILY Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
KingdomHeartsEWY Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
It looks beautiful, and the concept is great :3
veganartbook Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
This is so beautiful! One of the many reasons why I became a vegan :)
raptorkil Featured By Owner Edited May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
we had an assignment in art class to paint something similar to this .w. though our teacher said we couldn't paint sharks because there are no recognized endangered species... really dude? XI
HeardDdragon Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree 
pulution is th worst.

do we want an apocalypse?

eha people.
no no we dont
plumita1 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
:iconheartsignplz: :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:........ :icongiveflowerplz:
rina131 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student Filmographer
The meaning in this picture can show a thousand words. The woman or girl represents humans and the shark, seagull and turtle represent all the animals that are getting harmed by nets and garbage we throw into the ocean. The blood that makes the woman's hair means that all of blood is being spilled due to people that harm innocent animals by their nets. I understand where this is coming from Yuumei
Myebi Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, the woman's hair is oil spill, and polution consequences >v<
BethaMosca Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
I have literally never seen an artist using issues like this in their personal page. Thank you really really much!
ultimatede Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
This is spectacular!
Nortti-Fantasy-NYCE Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  New Deviant
Again outstanding work
cupcakealina Featured By Owner Edited Apr 29, 2015
Can I please use the concept of this drawing? Of course, I will add a link of this drawing, and I wont draw THE SAME ONE LIKE IN HERE!
Kyruto-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god.....Yuumei you have an amazing way of interpreting issues and emotion like no other...

You are officially my favorite artist of all time.
TheR3mnanT Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
This is so moving...... and so beautiful.. wow. just wow
gracemwing Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Bea89 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Axolotl42 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
awesome *-*
Kalaallexin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Beautiful... absolutely stunning
TammyBi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the concept.. *_*
BBBiBiShi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Photographer
oh. extraordinary. love it so much and great message too!!! well done 
fearangel014 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional Photographer
This a just beautiful...
The story and the meaning was spot on.

Tony Tony Chopper (Sparkle Eyes) [V3] 
fnafspirithorse Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
amazing artwork, keep it upleft shark 
whysoaegyo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Read the info about the art. That's what this art meant. I love the story behind this. If I was rich ill pretty much donate so much money for animals.
StarSpirit12 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!!:happybounce: Beating Heart Emote (Free to Use) 
deer-roses Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these animals are so cute! I feel so sorry for them! ;^;
mus00 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me so wonderfully confused!! Fascinating, creative beyond reason and impressive workmanship. Just wow!!
dancing-crows Featured By Owner Edited Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By far the most gorgeous artwork I've ever seen on dA. Hands Down. 
Absolutely stunning work. Beautiful message.
Gengar10 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
this is just..... wow.
Noxalyz Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Student Artist
Goodness, these works are just phenomenal. I absolutely love this one.
bitten09487 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
such meaning!<3
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Oh wow...
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