Venus Aqueous #5: Prison Break

Click for previous episodes: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4

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VEGAN CHILDREN'S STORY

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we're late! come on in!

CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT

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maybe we could leak stuff anonymously

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choose your volunteering option

voluntary jobs at the aquarium

Let's split up

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fish food preparation area

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feeding the fish

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Meanwhile, Adi was being shown around a different area …..

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aquarium touch pools

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And Venus was having an equally unhappy time of it:

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“Ok, well,” Carolyn smiled, “while we’re up here I want to show you the top of the tank where the divers, and the fish, go in.”

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Venus could see and hear William’s distress.  She could only imagine the misery he went through every time he was transported from Scotland to the south coast and back again.  But she couldn’t help him.  Carolyn was soon ushering them on.

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When the fish container was pulled out of the lift, Carolyn, Katie and Venus descended to the viewing gallery:

AQUARIUM FISH

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look over there

let's follow them

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So, 87 minutes later:

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aquarium heist

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fish purchase invoice

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AQUARIUM HEIST

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She named everyone she met and, as per Venus’s plan, noted the names and locations of everyone from this part of the world.

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Finally, behind the model shipwreck, concealed from onlookers, she found it.

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As Venus climbed out of the tank her first thought was to share what she’d found with Adi and Jean and tell them her plan.  Her subsequent thoughts were not so pleasant.

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Ten minutes later:

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Regardless, Venus met the rest of the gang at 3pm as planned:

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So for the next two days and nights they worked tirelessly on every aspect of their plan, including:

THE TIMING,

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THE POSITIONING,

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THE SHOPPING,

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and THE EMBOLDENING.

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When Sunday came, they were ready:

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CHILDREN'S ADVENTURE STORY

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Meanwhile,

Upstairs:

And downstairs:

And all too soon …

So, while the rest of the wild animals hastened their escape, Venus climbed on top of the wreck.

And 47 seconds later ….

EPILOGUE

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One Year Later:

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The end 🙂

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Venus Aqueous: Prison Break is also in print

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Sources:

A CAPS investigation into the UKs largest public aquarium chain

What volunteers do on the Discovery and Learning Team at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth including fish dissections!!! (which happens at every aquarium I looked at)

Rene Umberger, a  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

conserveturtles.org: Sea Turtle Conservancy

World Animal Protection: STOP SEA TURTLE FARMING

forthefishes.org: learn how you can help keep fish on the reef

fonts:

Thanks to all the creators of the fonts used in the artwork for this story which I downloaded for free from fontsquirrel.com  If I’ve missed any, I apologise.  Please let me know and I’ll add it to the list 🙂

ARMALITE RIFLE was created by Vic Fieger

BOYCOTT was created by flat-it.com which can be found at Dharma Type

SH Pinscher was created by Tinghao Hu

TOP SECRET was created by Koczman Bálint

Impact Label Reversed and 2Dumb were created by Michael Tension

Disgusting Behavior was created by Eduardo Recife

Rabiohead was created by Jakob Fischer

HVD PEACE was created by Hannes von Döhren

GUNSHIP was created by Dan Zadorozny

Intro Rust G Base 2 Line was created by fontfabric

Kingthings Printingkit and Kingthings Trypewriter 2 were created by Kevin King

AFTER SHOK was created by Dave Kellam and/or Brian Stuparyk

Ritaglio was created by Emilie Rollandin

Seaside Resort NF was created by Nick’s Fonts

The others I couldn’t find the creator’s name but Font Squirrel might be able to help with that if you need to know.  If you are the creator of any of the fonts I’ve used and I haven’t credited you, please let me know 🙂

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46 thoughts on “Venus Aqueous #5: Prison Break

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  2. We absolutely loved this episode!!! So much happened and it was so exciting 😀 We were laughing through out because of all the funny lines and righteous naughty behaviour 🙂 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 🙂 We wish that was a real place, we’d love to go to Weston on Sea and visit it!! 😀 We really enjoyed this and want to thank you for writing and drawing it 😀 We especially love all the pictures of Venus swimming – phew – glad she got away from those divers at the end, that was close!! 😀 Five stars 😀

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  3. 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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  4. 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. 😉 Over and out 😉

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  5. 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 🙂 Thanks again Elvis, great to have you back 😀

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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 😉 😀 Riveting!

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  6. This is an amazing story because it’s exciting, funny, sad and informative 🙂 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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