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Local Manga Artists Raise Awareness of Animal Rights

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Seven renowned local manga artists will auction their original artworks online from Sept. 12 to Oct. 15 to raise awareness of animal rights in Taiwan, organizers said yesterday.

The Asia Manga Cultural Association and Taiwan Institute of Renewable Energy announced that all profits from the sale will be donated to the Animal Protection of the Republic of China (Taiwan), which will commission the top illustrator for a special comic strip on promoting animal rights.


The charity event is held within the framework of the second National Student Manga Competition, which kicked off Aug. 1 . The competition deadline is Oct. 5.


Indeed, young manga artist Claire Huang used one of her recent comic strips, depicting with good humor the story of the three little pigs, to tell of her interest in animals.

"I like drawing animals because I cannot keep a pet at home," said the talented 11-year-old girl, who drew the top prize in the first National Student Manga Competition held in 2007.


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