Acrylic paint on Canvas. (I don't own a scanner so this is a photo of my piece)
Submitted as an entry for the "Arts for Animal Rights Contest 2013" (IARC). [link]
"We walked to the waters edge, and this one poor dolphin was trying to get away, it was swimming straight for us and the shore. It actually made it over a couple of nets. And every time it came up for a breath you could see blood right behind it. We could see the last couple of breaths it took, and then it went down and never came up again."
~ Quote from "The Cove" Documentary.
Every year 23,000 dolphins are slaughtered in Taiji, Japan. Dolphins are rounded up into a cove and captured by fishermen. The Dolphins that are not sold into captivity to places like Sea World are brutally slaughtered by fishermen and their meat is sold in supermarkets often marketed as other types of fish. Dolphin meat has a dangerous amount of mercury in it that can cause defects in humans. This brutal and unnecessary slaughter is harmful to Dolphins as well as Humans, it MUST be stopped.
If you like Dolphins i would highly suggest watching "The Cove".