I have always been a compassionate person; caring deeply for the feelings of others, being kind, believing in equality for all. And I have also always cared about animals.
I have been a vegetarian my whole life and my feelings towards animals has always been of a sympathetic or compassionate mindset. I am now a vegan due to my own investigations into everyday food production and my choice to cut off my support to these farming practices.
Following a career in teaching due to my love for children while also pursuing my passion in art and illustration, I’ve found reliable work pathways but I have always wanted to help those other, voiceless creatures that need help and care. There’s too little money in the business of looking after, protecting or living alongside animals either endangered, reared domestically, farmed or just simply living in the wild. While I’ve found my own career path my sister pursues a degree to help her get work in helping animals. Unfortunately though, the job results at the end reward with little recognition and financial stability.
So I want to at least try and do something to contribute to the people and organisations that do help those that are in great need of protection and help. While I do regularly donate to several animal charities, I’ve thought of something else I can do. I hope through my drawing abilities I can support these charities to get a little bit more recognition for the amazing work they do. I have started with one illustration of a bear for the Animals Asia Foundation who work to end the bear bile farming in places across Asia. I hope that if this little project of mine is successful I can create more illustrations for a number of other charities and together we can contribute in some way to ending the suffering of so many animals across the globe.
So for every Bear print sold on my Etsy store, $10 will be donated to Animals Asia to support their project on ending bear bile farming. This allows me to cover my own costs of materials, time and printing but ensures a generous part of the sale goes towards the reason I created it.
I hope you can help me support this great cause and hopefully eventually we will be able to see a reduction in the number of terrible things that are allowed t happen to animals all over the world.