Animals are sentient beings and are a major component of our planet's ecosystem.. They feel love, joy, sadness, as well as loneliness; all emotions we experience within ourselves and in relation to others. Like the Earth, animals are in trouble and continue to suffer at the hand of the human race. Animal neglect, abuse and torture are still rampant and unbridled killing has left many species close to extinction.
Unfortunately we cannot turn all this around with the small gesture of this exhibit. However,by depicting animals respectfully and honoring their intrinsic intelligence,majesty and beauty, we can raise awareness that these creatures, like us, are here for their own purposes and deserve the right to live on our planet with the same dignity as the human race.