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Blood Dolphins by Clover7777777 Blood Dolphins by Clover7777777
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".
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Roamer13 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A well done piece. Thank you for helping to bring awareness to the tragedy that happens yearly in Taiji. Every small bit helps and it starts with educating those who haven't a clue.
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Clover7777777 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Thanks, I agree. And thank you for caring.
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Makki-Summer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student General Artist
This is a beautifully done piece of art :)
I really hope it raises more awareness about the problem. I've signed the petition, Hope you have too :D
If not then the site is : [link]
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Clover7777777 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Thank you! I really hope that it's had at least a small impact.
Yes I have signed that petition before (and a few others). :)
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Makki-Summer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Aww awesome! We must keep spreading the word hey :D
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UinenFirestar Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your initiative. I think dA is vastly under-utilized as a medium of social change. You are part of the solution to a horrible, ongoing problem. I wish you all the best. Keep fighting the good fight.

As for the art itself (seperate from the content... dolphin swimming in bloody water and all), it is a very moving piece. Your use of color-- striking yet simple palate-- adds to the effect.
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Clover7777777 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Oh wow, thank you so much! I'm glad i'm not the only one trying to make the world a better place.
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UinenFirestar Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: Of course you're not the only one. Though it can seem that way sometimes. There are plenty more, even here on dA... and together, we can make a difference!!
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bruised--vein Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
For some reason this reminds of the episode in the Simpsons when the dolphins go crazy and kill humans for what they've done :U
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UinenFirestar Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There is also an episode of South Park (called "Whale Whores") which speaks to this issue. If you can appreciate SP's unique form of satire, it's a great episode.
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