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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. www.greenpeace.org/internation…

: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. blogs.scientificamerican.com/e…

: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. www.seaturtlefoundation.org/th…

: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. www.good.is/post/big-oil-s-dir…

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. www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr…

: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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:iconepicheroes:
epicheroes Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
Love this !!
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artchamaleon Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
So asesome!!!! 😍
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FANGIRLinREALITY Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You take the disgusting and turn it beautiful, touching us in a way that's almost impossible. And that, there, is amazing.
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GWJS95 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
👍❤
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:iconfolston:
Folston Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Student Artist
I'm touched
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MIMIHANA Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Great idea
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:iconraltron:
raltron Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
interesante
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X-xEverythingx-X Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for raising awareness. 
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Der-KAIser92 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... that's awesome! the message is as great as your skills!
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saswata Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Professional General Artist
Being vegan is the minimum requirement of normal human behaviour. There is nothing extreme about being vegan.
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Tafkah Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018   General Artist
:heart:
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AverageOtakuGirl Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What program do you use?

I :heart: your work so much!
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Xfida Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
noo not the poor turtle
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Kdiggidy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Just kidding, this is my absolute favorite... I love all your work!! Inspiring!!
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Helsic Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
this piece is gorgeous!
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Shanglong87 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017
Wow this is powerful as fuck O_O
I have no words.......
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eksynn Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
is she... legless...? she looks like a winged mermaid because of the shark and the seagull on her back xD
beautiful art, and drawn for a very interesting cause, though.
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Hassan-Draws Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoa
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emmathepug13 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your works are all gorgeous
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IndraMJha Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful
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:iconmiskatonic-jack:
crying fella (Reactions) Very beautiful and well done but very sad. Expert use of light.
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BLACKMASK-COMICS Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
Extremely well designed piece... Magnificent!!! Clap 
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onehitpoint Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Student General Artist
Thats beutiful and powerful ❤❤❤❤
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AlexDraws1010 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
An amazing art piece and an amazing message!
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hentaitenshi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is very powerful, very very good at eliciting emotions.
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d0m0sama Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man if people only wouldn't be so stupid to throw trash in the sea. I love the ocean and I hate to see beautiful creatures suffer :c Pink Heart Icon 
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SlyRaiderTigerwolf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
spooky
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Agamemnon69 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, powerful imagery in here. Nice work!
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SenpaijaACLx3 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It is so beautiful, yet horrifying to look at...
Behind the so thought beauty is a ugly truth, I have seen it too much with all kind of animals. Horses, whales, bears, parrots.
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ChamiChicken Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel so inadequate rn.
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DrDuckSauce Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017  Student Digital Artist
trippy as fuck with an important message, i love it.
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DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
Love it!
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xXPaintedLady Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing symbolism the shark that looks as a tail, the seagull as wings, oil as hair and the trash encasing the whole picture 
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haditpunk2212 Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
At first glance I thought she was a mermaid with wings. Then I realised the truth behind the picture.
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Lucy3DS Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful picture 
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TheOfficialLobst Featured By Owner May 8, 2017
La la la la  
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Nightcorepop Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Magic...
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UnicornCat Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Gorgeous.
I made a piece dealing with the same problem.
unicorncat.deviantart.com/art/…
It isn´t as detailed of course, but I wanted to show this problem to the world. I went on a beach of North Sea and saw some plastic trash. But that´s few compared to the mass of plastic in Atlantic or Pacific ocean for example.
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Yashasviart Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I always get amazed by your ability to come up with such awesome ideas.
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MajesticLion13 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! Your art is just so amazing, and not only coz it's drawn/painted well, but because it speaks of such a good message. :) (Smile) :) (Smile) 
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Moezilla08 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.
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jameth15 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so moving. Great message!
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