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We Animals  Telling the stories of animals caught in the human world – those used for food, fashion, entertainment, work & research. Founded by Jo-Anne McArthur.

This week, our team have been on the ground in North Carolina, documenting the brutal aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Images and footage featured in The @guardian's Animals Farmed series today.

We farm animals on such a scale that when disaster comes, evacuating them isn't even an option. They're left behind. Disposable.

Link to full story in bio.

"Hot, sad, tiring day. Tremendously grateful to have been out in boats today with the rescue organization Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in North Carolina where @kjguerin and I are documenting the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. So much stench and death out here on the water. We are floating in sewage and manure." - Jo
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To become a We Animals supporter: link in bio

"Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures." – John F. Kennedy

#InternationalPeaceDay #internationaldayofpeace 🕊️
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📷: A small plant grows just beyond the gates of a pig farm. Italy, 2015.

Jo-Anne McArthur/@essereanimali

Join Jo in London next month!
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@lush and @animalequalityuk have teamed up to host a We Animals and @unbound_project talk on October 22nd.
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Jo will speak on the subjects of photography, the human-animal relationship, social change and empathy. Following the talk, there will be a panel discussion and audience Q&A.
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Tickets are free but limited! Get yours now via @soapbox.en.

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” – Ansel Adams

When we look at a photograph, we are actively choosing to engage with its subject – the individual(s) pictured – and their situation. In choosing to bear witness to another's reality, we are opening ourselves up to learning more about their life. And once we know, we can try to help.

#PleaseDontTurnAway
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📷: A sow and her litter on a pig farm. Italy, 2015. 
Jo-Anne McArthur/@essereanimali

We Animals is telling the stories of animals across the world who need our help.
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Become a We Animals supporter today and help us keep telling their stories: weanimals.org/support
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Your support makes our work possible 💕

This summer, Jo travelled to the Turkish-Bulgarian border to document animals trapped in live export with Eyes on Animals. This is what she saw.
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Link to full video in bio.

Jo and the whole team are so excited that the image of Pikin and Appolinaire has been shortlisted for The Alfred Fried Photography Award!

The award aims to highlight human efforts to live together in peace and is award to photographs that best express the idea that our future lies in peaceful coexistence. ❤️
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The image was chosen for the shortlist out of 15763 entries! Stay tuned for the announcement of the winner on Sept 21st!

This week is #NationalFarmAnimalsAwarenessWeek in the United States.

We have a unique relationship with farmed animals. Neither our companion animals, nor the exotic wild animals we are compelled to conserve, they are often the animals most forgotten. Though we share our daily lives with farmed animals, we rarely see them.

Around 9 billion land animals are killed each year in the U.S. alone, to produce meat, dairy, and eggs - about one million animals every hour. Their lives and deaths are hidden from view. We don't see them - their individuality; their love; their suffering.
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We can begin to see them, and to hear their stories. This #NationalFarmAnimalsAwarenessWeek, let's commit to witnessing the lives of the most forgotten animals.
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"Only if we understand can we care. Only if we care will we help. Only if we help shall we be saved." - Dr. Jane Goodall

Pigs at a factory farm. Italy, 2015.

Jo-Anne McArthur/@essereanimali

#FarmedAnimals #FactoryFarm #WhenWeUnderstandWeWillHelp #animalrights

Earlier this month, @londonfashionweek2018 (#LFW) announced it will be fur-free, becoming the first of the world's main fashion weeks to ditch animal fur in its shows! This is an important milestone in our progress towards a #furfree future, and sets a precedent for others to follow.

What's life like for animals on fur farms? Learn more in our Instagram Story.
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📷: Mink in a cage on a fur farm. Sweden, 2009.

Jo-Anne McArthur/@djurrattsalliansen
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#MakeFurHistory #furfarms #furfarming #furfreefashion #crueltyfreefashion #LondonFashionWeek #LondonFashionWeek2018

Meet Ibo. He is one among millions, yet like every animal trapped in cruel and unnecessary live export trades around the world, he deserves our attention, our compassion, and our actions.
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Ibo was a downed calf spotted by Eyes on Animals inspectors at the Turkish border. Their rapid intervention saved him from a painful death, but his story is not unique. For animals like Ibo, live export must end.
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Watch Ibo's full story on the We Animals Facebook page.

Jo's fall speaking engagements are coming up fast!

@lush and @animalequalityuk have teamed up to host a We Animals and @unbound_project talk in London on October 22nd.

Jo will speak on the subjects of photography, the human-animal relationship, social change and empathy. Following the talk, there will be a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

Tickets are free but limited! Get yours now: Link in bio

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