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Newest note: I really didn't want to put a watermark on this but due to continuous art theft in which "Selfish" is turned into band posters, I feel that I must do this to protect the original meaning of this picture. I don't mind people posting this on other site to spread the word but I hate it when wannabe MySpace bands take the picture, erase the words, and add enough crap to it until the meaning of the picture is lost. Thus I apologize to everyone else for the ugly watermark. It can't helped. Also, if you see "Selfish" anywhere else without credit to me, please note me (Notes are better because sometimes I would miss some messages). Thank you!

Why? Because its true.

I know I promised to draw something fun after I've returned from China but certain events that I have experienced there and some other things have been bugging me. While I was in China, the local news reported a county near where I was staying were killing all the dogs. Why you ask? Well because 3 dogs got rabies; each bit a person which caused their death so in return the humans there decided to kill ALL the dogs, that's 50,000 innocent lives lost because the government is too lazy to hired some people to give the dogs vaccines, so they just told the locals to beat all the dogs to death with sticks. Thus one must wonder WTF is wrong with those idiotic people? to help prevent this unreasonable slaughter, please go to [link] and sign the peptition.

Now for the meaning the picture itself. There are some people out there that like to wear fur coats or hang a trophy head on the wall, and for those reasons they would kill a living being. Their reaoning are usually because "humans are better than animals". Though the way I see it, animals only kill others for survival, but humans on the other hand, kill not only animals but also other humans for pleasure and other selfish reasons, so what part of humans are actually better? Thus its very ironic how some people would proclaim themselves better.

Now in my drawing, the person (which is not male nor female though it looks like a girl) killed the egret for its wings to look like angel ( like how people kill animals for their fur to look rich) angels are usually viewed as sometihng good, just as humans usually view themselves as "creatures that are above those heartless beasts" but in reality we are only decieving ourselves.

The person killed the egret yet she/he tried to make her/himself look like an angel with the stolens of the dead bird. I know not all humans are like that, but we are humans and we like to think good of ourselves. Perhaps denial has blinded us from certain truth. More often than we'd like to admit, we rather look the other way when we see people doing things that are dubbed inhumane. However, that's not solving anything, we may not be the ones who are doing those things but by doing nothing, we are helping them. I drew this picture in hopes of convincing those who kill or harm others for unreasonable purposes to stop and for those for does nothing to help and take action.
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Mislav383 Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This picture was the one that Kasey ripped-off,right?
uumbrella Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Messages of your drawings are so important. People should think more about them. Keep up the amazing work!
The only animal I want to see dead are bugs. But it's sad, very sad.
bugs are not animals
Love this piece, I have it framed in my living room
Lizren Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is the very reason what I would try to say... You are absolutely right.
MayzeMerlo Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! I love all the symbolism and meaning behind it too!
hey can i post in my site?? don't worry i'll give you the credit.
653052874 Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
sooo amazing man nice work !!
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