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This is Salt. Salt had a beautiful shell and she was quite invisible for her enemies, because the shell fit exactly in the enviroment. But then something really bad happened. Something that would forever change Salt. Her once so beautiful shell was now red and shiny and stinks! From this very moment she knew, that she was an easy catch and after just two days she was eaten by a hedgehog. The End.

No, wait. I guess it is not good for animals when they have acrylics and stuff in their stomach. What a pity.

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It isn't new, that people paint over the shells of LIVIG (!) gastropods. They do it, because they think they can protect them from being crushed from humans or just find it beautiful. They do it without to think about the consequences, like, for example, that the snail lost his natural protection or that it could be dangerous for animals who eat the snails.

It is nothing wrong about the idea itself, really - but if you want to protect a snail, than look closer, or take them to the grass again etc. but please DON'T PAINT THEIR SHELLS !!!

To see, that this is still a thing and that this "trend" grows, makes me sad and sick at the same time and since "I speak for the snails", I just wanted to give my 2 cents about this topic.

(Reupload from :iconstille-spur: because it bothers me quite a while and I want to spread this)
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:iconjorun1981:
jorun1981 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
Oh nein das ist so traurig. T_T Die arme kleine Schnecke.
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karpfinchen Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
In der Tat. Es gab vereinzelt Leute, die meinten, ich würde einen zu großen "Aufruhr" darum machen, allerdings beobachte ich diese Sache schon etwas länger und nachdem das auf fb aktuell und publik wurde, wollte ich mal meine 2 Cent dazu sagen.

Finde es schön, wenn man Zeichen setzen und den Tieren helfen möchte, keine Frage. Aber die Tiere zu verändern ist meiner Meinung nach der falsche Weg. Die Menschen sollten so oder so lernen, aufmerksamer ihre Umgebung wahrzunehmen, finde ich. Gilt nicht nur für den Tierschutz, sondern auch für andere Sachen.
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jorun1981 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Ja ich stimme dir voll und ganz zu. Die Menschen sind nicht mehr so aufmerksam wie früher und achten weniger auf ihre Umgebung.
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so sad... I didn't know some people did that... it's a complete nonsense... I think I'd slap them in the face if I saw someone doing that (and after, I would explain why it's wrong... but I'd need to vent out my feelings before)

I always try to watch where I put my feet when there are a lot of snails out, and it works... 

It's really sad, but thanks for sharing this, it really needs to be said...
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Denten45 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016
I try to watch my step. It's works for two decades!
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Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016   Traditional Artist
Snails like that could make a living painting shells for other snails. Maybe even for turtles, clams, crabs and oysters. :)
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bardolatry Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
THISI S THE SADDEST SHIT I EVER SEEN
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