I tried and failed but I enjoyed taking part. I had an emotional week which got in the way unfortunately. So these are the last two I managed to get done for the INKtober challenge. Both are on a somber note but the reasons for sketching them are very close to my heart.
I sketched this greyhound in support for a protest rally held in Sydney last Sunday. The rally was to voice opposition against the overturning of the greyhound racing ban in NSW. Thousands of these beautiful greyhounds are killed every year because they don't make the cut in training or they don't do well on the track.
On top of that there is the horrific live-baiting scandal that was uncovered last year, where several greyhound trainers were found to be using possums (a protected species), kittens, piglets, and rabbits as live bait in training. This despicable treatment of innocent animals was exposed via hidden video taken by animal activists. Live baiting is illegal so you'd think it would be enough to warrant an immediate shutdown but, yet again, it's a battle because the almighty dollar always seems to take priority.
Greyhound racing is a cruel industry that should be stopped and we will not give up the fight!
And the last one I managed to do.
Day 24 - A chicken who doesn't have a great life either in yet another cruel industry.
"Humanity is accruing an enormous debt of karma by its treatment of animals."~ Eckhart Tolle
Linking up with Sunday Sketches this week.
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