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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.…

: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.…

: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.…

: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.…

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.…

: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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Titanium--Zen Featured By Owner Edited Apr 5, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Trash is an huge problem around the 7 seas, just recently an washed up sperm whale was autopsy with trash in her stomach, she was apparently also pregnant and turned out the fetus died befor she did.
And this becoming more an problem with more whales and dolphins (and other animals) around the planet. But sadly dumping trash into the sea's is more of an cheep, lazy way then reclining in most country's.      
Dream-And-Believe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
I remember seeing this years ago, and I still get chills from how thought out the piece is, incorporating pollution into a twisted mermaid
MikoChatta Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Very well made drawing 
JustaFAYZ Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, YOU'RE THE PERSON WHO MADE THIS??? i've been wondering who the artist is ever since i saw it on Pinterest. btw, i love it, and the message it's sending! 
JustJamieK Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
This was my first Favorite #showyourheart 
seamasters Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  New Deviant
Stunning artwork! I like it. Lets hope this artwork help for the solution of the problems.
LucidPalette Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
love love love this
Neaggy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Absolutely stunning artwork!
night2003bat Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
29/10 AWESOME ART AND SKILL also i bet thats for some kind of commersial right?
Alivda Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is breathtaking <3
liby101 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So amazing
GibbyLoves Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks very lovely!
Amaris-LoveArt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so different and beautiful I LOVE it
RiotOnTheDanceFloor Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This has such a powerful impact. I hope everyone has the heart to stop and really think about this for a while. Because if no one takes the first step, we can never run to recovery. Thank you😞💙
Lewd-Whimsy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa nice art 
LilaBun Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The poem alone is so powerful,
I admire you so much for making this piece, and with the info <3
Derkna Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
This is perfect
TheTexasJasmine Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW, I have no words
dragon6081 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
agree with you on saving the water life. I love sharks. I love your piece. 
PranavMHari Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOMMEWorship Worship Worship Worship Worship Worship 
epicheroes Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
Love this !!
longkg335 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
artchamaleon Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
So asesome!!!! 😍
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.
GWJS95 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Folston Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Student Artist
I'm touched
MIMIHANA Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Great idea
raltron Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
X-xEverythingx-X Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for raising awareness. 
Der-KAIser92 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... that's awesome! the message is as great as your skills!
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.
Hypertaf-Tafkah Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018   General Artist
AverageOtakuGirl Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What program do you use?

I :heart: your work so much!
Xfida Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
noo not the poor turtle
Kdiggidy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Just kidding, this is my absolute favorite... I love all your work!! Inspiring!!
Helsic Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
this piece is gorgeous!
Shanglon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017
Wow this is powerful as fuck O_O
I have no words.......
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.
Hassan-Draws Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
emmathepug13 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your works are all gorgeous
IndraMJha Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
crying fella (Reactions) Very beautiful and well done but very sad. Expert use of light.
BLACKMASK-COMICS Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
Extremely well designed piece... Magnificent!!! Clap 
onehitpoint Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Student General Artist
Thats beutiful and powerful ❤❤❤❤
AlexDraws1010 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An amazing art piece and an amazing message!
hentaitenshi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is very powerful, very very good at eliciting emotions.
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 
SlyRaiderTigerwolf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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