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.
Poor Egret, it should've lived long
Stuff dies, deal with it.
I signed the petition. Sometimes I just hate being a human, the most selfish and idiotic creature walking around on earth. A lot of times I am ashamed of being one of them.
I do try to make a difference though, I recylcle, make donations to foundations like WWF and such. But I really understand what you mean. Great job in portraying it!
In my journal I linked back to here, if you don't mind. I think more people should see this
My stepdad is a hunter. We have deer heads all over the house and the like but he does not kill purely out of sport. Yes he enjoys it and yes it is fun to him, but he always brings the whole deer back and uses every part of it for the family. The skin is all that remains and yes it is used for decoration, but we dont like all the chemicals in processed meat in supermarkets and they are trying to be self sufficient. We eat the deer every time and even if we dont need the meat he makes sure that we still keep it and save it in the freezer until we do need it and he also keeps careful eyes on the heard to make sure he isnt killing off the species in the area. Im not ranting or getting angry or anything like that, just throwing my two cents in there for the rest of the commenters getting mad about hunters. there is two sides to every story, know each side before trashing the other.
It's amazing that we are the dominant species on the planet and that we have lasted this long, yet we have no natural defences like claws or fangs and that our only unique trait as humans is that we can cry, so the question is how have we dominated all this time?
The answer is simple; its because out of all the species in the world we are the most cruel...
Also animals are smarter than you think. Some of it is instinct of course but they do make conscious decisions just like you or I do and some of them by our standards are atrocious.