Venus Aqueous #5: Prison Break

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A CAPS investigation into the UK’s largest public aquarium chain

KS3 & 4 kids can dissect fish and squid on their educational visit to the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth for the very reasonable price of Β£1.50! (Kids doing fish dissection for “educational fun” happens at every aquarium I looked at)

Rene Umberger, a Β for the fishes activist, who was filming the coral reef in Hawaii was attacked underwater by aquarium collector who was catching fish from the coral reef for the aquarium trade

Native Marine Centre: working with fishermen to collect wild animals from the oceans and place them in captivity – in laboratories, in fish farms and in aquariums

Letter to the proper authorities objecting to the unlawful import of endangered sea turtles by the Sea Life Centre chain in 2006 Sea Turtle Conservancy

World Animal Protection: STOP SEA TURTLE FARMING learn how you can help keep fish on the reef


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50 thoughts on “Venus Aqueous #5: Prison Break

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  2. That’s a great ending πŸ˜€ I’m glad it all turned out so well!! Now Venus can focus her attentions on the wild waters of the sea. πŸ™‚ ❀

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  3. We absolutely loved this episode!!! So much happened and it was so exciting πŸ˜€ We were laughing through out because of all the funny lines and righteous naughty behaviour πŸ™‚ One of our favourite parts was when Jean smuggled out the octopus under her costume! Wonderful plan! Very inspiring.
    It’s wonderful that the aquarium had to close forever, and got replaced by such a special, sensory experience place πŸ™‚ We wish that was a real place, we’d love to go to Weston on Sea and visit it!! πŸ˜€ We really enjoyed this and want to thank you for writing and drawing it πŸ˜€ We especially love all the pictures of Venus swimming – phew – glad she got away from those divers at the end, that was close!! πŸ˜€ Five stars πŸ˜€

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  4. this is a brilliant story, so gripping and i can’t wait for the next bit to be revealed! it’s also so informative in a very clever way and the drawings are great. i can’t wait till Nico is old enough and i can read these with her. Thanks for making them available to everyone to enjoy and learn from! Alice

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  5. Courage! That’s the word I was trying to think of! I said brave, which is perfect too, but I KNEW there was a word beginning with c that meant bravery. πŸ˜‰ Over and out πŸ˜‰

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  6. It’s wonderful how independent Jean, Adi and Venus are. They are such cool characters, going out and investigating, going undercover and launching this rescue mission. They are so inspiring. It’s brilliant because a lot of the time when you have a story with undercover spy missions, they are organised by some sort of organization, but these kids don’t need telling what to do, they are free from corruption and they just go for it! They show initiative, and confidence and they are really brave. They aren’t fooled by authority and their lies.

    Speaking of which, I am shocked by all the terrible things revealed in this story! My goodness. It’s always a surprise in this day and age to actually be surprised by terrible things, but I am. I am so disappointed to find that all of this greed is hiding behind the mask of “conservation” and they are actually in league with the fishermen! Incredible! Extraordinary.

    I look forward to reading the conclusion of this story in the near future. Best wishes to you and Miranda.

    Love, Elvis

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    • Thank you so much for your long, comprehensive feedback, it makes me so happy. The things this story reveals are awful. When I started it I was just thinking “keeping animals in prison is wrong” but I didn’t know the half of it. I’ve found all these things out in my story research and once you know them you think “Of course! It’s obvious now! These are just profit-making companies like any other. They want to make as much money as possible and to do that they need to make it as appealing as possible to the public. That’s why they call it “conservation” because in this day and age they know that most people would not knowingly contribute to animal exploitation, wild-capture and confinement for the sake of entertainment. We just need to lift the veil so that everyone can see it πŸ™‚ Thanks again Elvis, great to have you back πŸ˜€

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      • Absolutely – when you see these meat companies which say their meat is humane and free range and things, you can see their thinking. You can see that they’ve thought it out, and realised: “I don’t have to out run the bear. I just have to out run you.” Because the entire meat industry is so terrible and cruel and despicable, in order to be “humane” they just have to be a tiny bit less despicable than the others, they don’t have to stop being terrible at all.

        Your story is a brilliant one, and I look forward to reading the end!

        I am very concerned that Venus will be trapped in that basement forever! Or will she???
        Beautiful illustrations as always, my dear. Top notch πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ Riveting!

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  7. This is an amazing story because it’s exciting, funny, sad and informative πŸ™‚ I really like your paintings, especially the details in the backgrounds, and the expressions on the faces. They are so interesting and colourful.

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