I did this drawing 20 years ago, when the slogan “save the whales” was probably at the peak of its popularity. I was far from imagining that decades later, older and (sometimes) wiser, I would need to use it again. Sad but true, in this day and age, we still need to cry out “save the whales!”
The pilot whale slaughter in the Faroe Islands
(and for those who don’t know these whales are members of the dolphin family, hence the dolphin image, wink wink) shook my ground and made me realise that there are times in our lives when we need to take action. Even if that action is nagging everyone on Flickr (and other social networks), which is what I had at hand.
My heart goes out to all on Sea Shepherd who are fighting to preserve
the ocean and all creatures in it, sometimes in life threatening
situations. My thanks to all who supported me on this, who helped
spread this story and who found a little time to post a letter or send
an email. And thank you Mariana for giving voice to my toughts! Let’s keep it up, guys!
I hope one day oceans can be places like the one portrayed on this image, where all creatures can swim freely and in peace. White sharks and sardines included. What can I say? I’m hopelessly optimistic.
Latest update 28.July 2011: 84 letters confirmed. 13162 views on the entire story. 75% views coming from other social networks, so i assume many more letters have been written and petitions have been signed. Sea Shepherd to Bring the Whale Wars to the Faeroe Islands in 2011.
I started a fundraising Campaign if you want to help.