First thing’s first:
Happy New Moon!
As many of you already know, I am very sensitive with matters concerning animals. Be it killing them for fashion, animal testing, poaching, or endless [as it seems] acts of cruelty towards innocent beings …including eating them [a rather late revelation for me].
For a long long time I’ve wanted to do something creative [other than signing petitions – sharing or donating] to help raise awareness for those issues. None of the things I did pleased me though so I let the thought linger until last week. Pen and paper and it was all there.
So, without further ado, here’s the first of my series titled “Really People?“. This one is about Animal Testing.
This day and age, with technology booming, we still test on animals, use in laboratories or for ‘educational purposes’ when there are so many alternatives to this exceptionally inhumane way.
I will not post any videos or gruesome pictures as I realize not everyone has the stomach for it. I didn’t either. All it took was a couple of seconds for me to burst into tears and say ‘no more’. However, I found out that by turning my back, the issue became a distant remembrance of a pain I once felt, forgotten. Needless to say, I force my self to watch now. Not out of masochism obviously but because it makes me want to do something about it. So, if anyone wishes to learn more about animal abuse, please visit the Humane Society here: http://hsi.org/campaigns/end_animal_testing/ or Peta here: http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-experimentation/
For the good news, there are many companies out there which have chosen not to test their products on animals. You can check Peta’s Cruelty Free Companies list or the ‘Animal Ingredients List‘.
Here it is:
[Animal Testing] – Really People?
As with most of my work, this too is available at my art shop here
…and on various items like phone and laptop cases & skins, t-shirts, hoodies, tank tops, shower curtains, rugs, pillows, v-neck tees, onesies, wall clocks, cards etc