Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Flight Of The Rhino









Lullaby Of The Rhino. Pen and ink on 14"x17" Paris paper.
Series: The Plight of the Rhino, Number 1


First in a series "The Flight Of The Rhino" - A personal project of pen and ink drawings depicting the plight of the rhino from poaching fueled by the insatiable and selfish demands of Chinese Traditional Medicine. Chinese Traditional Medicine is not medicine but mass murder, destruction and extinction of magnificent wild beasts of Africa and elsewhere around the world (pangolin, elk, shark, bear, lion, etc.). Chinese Traditional Medicine is not confined in China but spread throughout the world; Vietnam, The Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Europe, Australia, U.S.A and wherever there are ignorant human beings desperate for relief of their personal misery without regard for the environment and fate of species. Rhinos are killed by poachers for their horns, believed to be a miracle cure-all. Rhino horn is not medicine, it is made of keratin, the same material found in human toenails. Please share.

Please read Jane Goodall's report on China's pillaging of Africa's natural resources without regard for the environment: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2562001/China-pillaging-Africa-raw-materials-like-old-colonialists-says-chimp-expert-Jane-Goodall.html