The piece "Breathless" was made in response to global commercial whaling practices. In 2014 the United Nations International Court of Justice ruled Japans Scientific Research whaling program illegal after over 1,000 Sei, Blue, Finback, Right, and Minke whales were killed in the South Pacific Whale Sanctuary in 2013, 60% of which were pregnant females. Despite this ruling the Japanese whaling fleet was deployed into the South Pacific Sanctuary again at the end of 2015. These gentle giants are brutalized and killed in the most horrific ways imaginable... to learn more about these whaling practices and what you can do to help, visit the National Defense Resource Council, International Fund for Animal Welfare, or the Seashepherd Conservation Society. Help end this, sign the following petition if you feel so moved...https://www.change.org/p/the-united-nations-office-ban-japanese-whaling