Email from Helene - April 2010



From: Helene Steyl
Sent: 12 April 2010 19:45
Subject: FW: Emailing: Million to one survivors - koi (1), Million to one survivors - koi (2), Million to one survivors - koi (3)
 
Hi Lara,
Why did I choose to paint koi fish?
 
I was shocked to hear about so many new-born babies who are simply being disposed of.  It immediately reminded me of the way baby koi are treated at a breeding farms. Thousands of baby Koi fish spawn at the breeding farms.   These baby fish are very expensive to feed, so at regular intervals the breeders select only the ones they like to keep.  The unwanted baby fish (up to 85%) are rejected, discarded and used as pet food, fertiliser or bait.   
 
If you see a beautiful koi swimming in a clear water pond, you must know- this is a very lucky fish.  Each adult koi had someone who saw his potential and helped him to survive.  
Thank you, Shepherd's Keep and each and everyone who contributes by giving these babies a chance to achieve their full potential!  

Heléne Steyl
 

     

Helene Steyl
Million to One  Survivors - Koi I
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 Helene Steyl
Million to One Survivors - Koi II
Oil on Canvas
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