Remember the Victims

Philippines-based artist, A.G. Sano, was so moved by the Oscar-winning film, The Cove — a documentary that exposes the dark underbelly of Japan’s dolphin-hunting culture — that he decided to commemorate the 23,000 sea mammals who are murdered each year in this horrific industry in Taiji, by painting 23,000 portraits of dolphins. The murals, which Sano has painted throughout the Philippines and the surrounding areas, draw attention to the plight of these aquatic wonders — animals whom Sano has been photographing for over a decade. Some mural hot spots have included schools, highway billboards, churches, and even gates on private homes.

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