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Dolphins of Japan by tiffanyturrill Dolphins of Japan by tiffanyturrill
The dolphin killing season started a month ago in The Cove of Taiji, but so far no killings have taken place - until a few days ago.

15 Risso's dolphins were herded and slaughtered, and will be cut up and sent throughout Japan to be eaten. Their bodies are likely loaded with mercury, too.


I did this piece after reading about it. These are all of the species of dolphins of Japan, and one porpoise.
(just because Dall's are the one porpoise that think they're dolphins- hyperactive cuties!)

And if you don't know what I'm talking about, go see this movie:


Aside from the rather depressing news, I really enjoyed doing this piece - Cetaceans were my thing for a long time, it's been years since I drew some and took it to finish. I was mostly able to remember all the scientific names from memory, too. neeeeerd! :P
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Jennikey23 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AWW! i love dolphins too!!Heart Love but im so mad with these people that hurt they in that horrible way!!!Waaaah! i saw the movie "earthlings" and i was crying a lot when they show the way these monsters killed the dolphins...:( (Sad) THEY NEED OUR RESPECT!!!
tiffanyturrill Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
I tried to watch Earthlings once. Couldn't make it. :<
dis3ased Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
i seriously love this
you have no idea...
Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013   General Artist
one of the reasons that, despite it being our friend, we fucking hate Japan
Liris-san Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the excellent work! I really want her to participate in the project "Namiko" - [link]. I hope you do not mind?
tiffanyturrill Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
yeah, i'd appreciate you waiting for my response BEFORE posting my art.
konan655 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
we must end the killing
Umbreon0001 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Poor dolphins... That's so sad... :*(
Alma-Rose Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like how you put the link into the movie - but some of the information there is misleading. Especially the fact that North American parks obtain their dolphins from these situations.
dolfinguy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
I sure would like to see some more cetacean art from you; there needs to be more really good cetacean artists on DA. Perhaps you could find some of those old pieces and scan them in. I, too, am a cetacean and marine life artist, and I specialize in drawing and painting sperm whales.

I also wish you had provided a way to view a larger/expanded size (whatever they call it on DA), because it's difficult to read the species and scientific names on some of them when they are printed against the lighter and whiter backgrounds/areas of the image; at least at this resolution.
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