Wednesday, 9 November 2011
The plight of the moon bear
Some new work for Groove magazine, this time about the ever decreasing numbers of moon bears across Asia.
Many are hunted for their bile, and often they are imprisoned in cages they can't move in so the bile can be harvested. It's absolutely disgusting. Due to this ongoing problem their numbers have diminished massively and there's thought to be less than 30 left in Korea.
I produced this image in response to that, with the numbered bears acting as a kind of counter showing how the numbers in Korea are going down.
In China they are slowly becoming endangered, and up until recently their numbers spread all the way from Asia to as far as France, so it really goes to show just how profound an effect we're having on everything around us.