Instagram post by @weanimals We Animals

"This pig is no different from or more special than any of the other tens of thousands of animals I've met β€” or the billions of other creatures in factory farms today. Yet she's remained in my conscience, not only as one individual with her own needs and personality, but as a representative being caught in the systems of confinement that we've created for food, entertainment and experimentation. I was only with her for a moment, but this one encounter has stayed with me ever since.
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As my fellow activists and I documented the rows of animals in gestation crates, I could feel her eyes trailing us. I knelt beside her to take photographs, and like most pigs she was comfortable with making eye contact. One question suggested itself in her look: "What is next?" I couldn't answer. I couldn't explain.
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And then we left β€” as we're obliged to do when we conduct investigative work. We left behind this pig and all the millions of others in exactly the same situation. We left amidst the retina-searing ammonia and daily misery of a world of unfathomable and unconscionable suffering. We left." - Jo
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πŸ“·: Sow in a gestation crate. Spain, 2009.

Jo-Anne McArthur/Animal Equality

43 Comments

  • 1w ago ndhis ndhis

    Just....so.....heartbreaking. Which begs the question, why? Why do millions of people turn an eye to the unimaginable suffering of these sentient, emotional beings? I really don't understand, especially since there so many other healthful, cruelty free options available.

  • 1w ago meloquito_para_siempre_ meloquito_para_siempre_

    Ooo πŸ˜’pues si no podeis a yudarlos por q motivo lo subis al instagram? πŸ˜’si ya sabeis y enrealidad sabemos k por desgracia no podemos acer nd nd nd por mucho k yo kiera o tu kieras o algien mas kiera. Subis estos videos o fotos a instagram simplemente para entristecernos el corazon. 😭Se save k aun k aya jente bejetariana. O por mucho k quedramos q todo el mundo lo fuese.. nunca jamas se va a volver bejetarian@s es algo k tu y yo o el o el otro o aquel sabemos k no va a pasar k por mucho k kedramos ayudar no podemos acer nd para cambiar el mundo y por desgracia el maltrato animal ya sea a mascotas o alos pobres animales k silven de alimentos.. Asi k porfavor no suvais mas fotos de estas mas fotos de algo k ya sabemos nunca nd puede cambiar lo k ya hay

  • 1w ago animalequality animalequality

    Your work is incredible, Jo-Anne, and so important. You’ve helped change the lives of so many people and animals and we are forever grateful πŸ™πŸΌβ™₯️

  • 1w ago billkauffman billkauffman

    In awe, friend, awe.

  • 1w ago eternallyvegan eternallyvegan

    Leaving and knowing what will happen is gut wrenching. Thank you for being so expressive about animal suffering through both photography & words.

  • 1w ago alexandra_sidarous alexandra_sidarous

    So fuckin sad @weanimals πŸ˜’πŸ’”

  • 1w ago ranjeetsinghkhera ranjeetsinghkhera

    This is #terrible

  • 1w ago kulatz kulatz

    Fuck!!!! πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”

  • 1w ago ulrikasebagh ulrikasebagh

    It is fucking sickening to let the breeders do this to themπŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘Ž The reason I'm vegan πŸ™

  • 1w ago ___lucie01___ ___lucie01___

    πŸ˜­πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ±

  • 1w ago mdparis19 mdparis19

    πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’

  • 1w ago missmouritsen missmouritsen

    😒

  • 1w ago manonkoltes manonkoltes

    Texte très touchant.. Envie de pleurer...

  • 1w ago cholysm cholysm

    πŸ˜žπŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”

  • 1w ago marierosejoshua marierosejoshua

    πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’

  • 1w ago ariana.casttro ariana.casttro

    😭😭😭😭😭 back PLEASE

  • 1w ago ariana.casttro ariana.casttro

    Rescue please 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 omg

  • 1w ago amandafeaver amandafeaver

    πŸ’”

  • 1w ago kitty.kate1 kitty.kate1

    Thank you for being there for her.

  • 1w ago justine_mckee justine_mckee

    I admire you so much for what you do. Your heart much have broken so many times...

  • 1w ago utebristow utebristow

    Utterly heart breaking 😒😒 thank you for showing her a brief moment of love, compassion and kindness. So hard to bear!

  • 1w ago 0k.a.t.e0 0k.a.t.e0

    β™‘

  • 1w ago sarahanncagno sarahanncagno

    Wow. πŸ˜”πŸ˜­πŸ’žπŸ–πŸ·πŸ™πŸ»

  • 1w ago starbird.fit4life starbird.fit4life

    So incredibly sad

  • 1w ago danielxferreira danielxferreira

    No life. #govegan

  • 1w ago sharongp524 sharongp524

    πŸ’”πŸ˜’πŸ’”

  • 1w ago the_notorious_dish the_notorious_dish

    πŸ˜₯πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

  • 1w ago sunnyray1958 sunnyray1958

    πŸŒ±πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ’š

  • 1w ago casey3kitty casey3kitty

    πŸ’”

  • 1w ago raejmartens raejmartens

    This photo. Jo’s words. How absolutely heart wrenching. I’m in tears.

  • 1w ago kisscriss kisscriss

    πŸ˜”πŸ’”

  • 1w ago c0mme_car0 c0mme_car0

    @elize_janssen Dat tekstje is prachtig

  • 1w ago aslansgirl4ever aslansgirl4ever

    Every one of them matters. 😒

  • 1w ago the.ethical.entrepreneur the.ethical.entrepreneur

    Your work is helping people to open their eyes to what is going on around them. It is difficult, heart-wrenching work, but it is extremely valuable to the movement. Thank you for all that you do.

  • 1w ago carolinjernstrom carolinjernstrom

    😒

  • 1w ago aimsloves aimsloves

    πŸ˜”πŸ˜­πŸ’”

  • 1w ago stylemeconscious stylemeconscious

    There are no words. It is just the most appalling abhorrent cruelty imposed on such an intelligent and defenceless being πŸ’” Thank you for highlighting such cruelty as being a voice for these beautiful souls πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  • 1w ago toni.spencer toni.spencer

    😒😒😒

  • 1w ago grngrl033 grngrl033

    Heart wrenching...let's do everything possible each and every day to end the suffering and save them all, one day πŸ’”πŸ˜Ώ

  • 1w ago green.veganista green.veganista

    πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

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