Not Your Toy


My family used to have an aquarium with goldfish and turtles. Even though I wasn't yet well-informed about animal rights back then, I've always pondered on the idea of keeping fish in a very limiting space such as an aquarium.

Not Your Toy addresses these thoughts. As the horrific practices of animal and pet trade unravel before my eyes, I often look back to those times and felt remorse about how I have naively contributed to such atrocities towards one of the most beautiful yet vulnerable animals on the planet.  

Lila Marquez

Lila Marquez is a Filipino writer and artist. Also known as Armineonila M., she has written for various newspapers, magazines and journals. Her articles, poems, short stories, digital paintings and comic strips have also been published in several publications in the Philippines, Kuwait and abroad. Lila's artworks and art series have been displayed in art exhibitions in the USA, the UK, China and Germany.

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