There are thousands of ways to speak out for animals: whatever your talents are, you can use them to advocate for compassion! And that’s exactly what some inspiring students have been doing, by creating stirring artworks with an animal rights message as part of their studies.
This striking poster was created by design student Adam Taylor, who used one of his assignments to raise awareness of the cruelty of the fur industry. The image shows a sinister fur coat tainted with the dripping blood-red innards of the animal who was skinned alive to make it.
Adam, who studies at Gloucestershire College, explains his motivation for the design: “a vivid and striking image attracts everyone’s attention and can sometimes be enough to change an opinion”.
Amy Dixon, who studies fine art at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, also used her talents to expose cruelty, with this jarring piece that highlights Fortnum & Mason’s continuing sale of unethical foie gras, a product made by force-feeding ducks and geese.
Amy says: “I found it heart wrenching when viewing footage of the farms which supply to Fortnum and Mason. I wanted to create art in an attempt to express this … I just hope Fortnums eventually do the right thing and no longer sell this monstrous product”.
We’d award both of these promising students an A* for compassion! If you’re a budding artist, why not follow their example and use your work to raise awareness about the suffering of animals? And if you do get creative against cruelty, please share the results with us!
We’re also offering fashion students an exciting opportunity to combine creativity with compassion in our new competition to design a vegan shoe for ethical footwear brand Beyond Skin.
This is a unique chance for you to see your animal-friendly fashion ideas become a reality, as the winning design will go into production next year. The competition closes on 13 December and is open to everyone. Find out how to enter here.