This is a lovely story about how Ken Thaiday turned from poacher to gamekeeper. I met Ken while I was in Queensland at Canopy Art Space, a gallery dedicated to exhibiting work by indigenous artists from Far North Queensland and Torres Strait Island.
He told me how he was once a fisherman, catching sharks to sell their fins to the Chinese. But, he understood the damage this trade was doing to the ocean’s eco system. So, he reinvented himself, gave up fishing and turned his hand to creating art to raise awareness of the plight of these magnificent creatures.
You can read the whole story on the Queensland Blog