Instagram post by @weanimals We Animals

"I love this photograph because, in just one moment, it complicates our idea of sheep as thoughtless, easily fooled and docile lambs to the slaughter. One sheep's head is turned to the side. This sheep on the gangplank seems to ask whether we're really sure that we have nothing in common with him. In our failure to deal with climate change or resist the compulsion to eat the animal products that are making us sick and warming the planet, are we humans going up our own gangplank to meet our doom? And if so, why should we think we animals are mastering our own future any better than those animals whom we consider the epitome of passive victimhood?" - Jo
πŸ“·: Sheep on a gangplank at the Ballarat Saleyards. Australia, 2013.
Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals


  • 13w ago rociandopalabras rociandopalabras

    πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ˜’πŸ˜’ I totally agree...sadness always in my heart...

  • 13w ago francesbrit francesbrit

    Brilliant thoughts

  • 13w ago billkauffman billkauffman

    Shepherd on! Enjoy the Hoe Down!

  • 13w ago green.veganista green.veganista

    Powerful image and very good question! People need to #wakeup πŸ’”πŸ™πŸ»

  • 13w ago tournesol242_ tournesol242_

    This little sheep deserve so much better, than a lot of other humans.

  • 13w ago thefreckledv3gan thefreckledv3gan

    Sheep are amazingly wonderful creatures.

  • 13w ago bakedbeanpizza bakedbeanpizza

    I know some people are not going to be happy about this comparison, but this reminds me of images of people during the war being shipped onto trains to their deaths

  • 13w ago veganbliss4life veganbliss4life

    So spot on. β€œAre humans going up our own gangplank to meet our doom”. Unless we work to end the oppression of animals, the answer most certainly is β€œYes”.

  • 13w ago tonichieppa tonichieppa


  • 13w ago katrin_horv katrin_horv


  • 13w ago mydreamforanimals mydreamforanimals

    such a powerful image πŸ™πŸΌ

  • 13w ago avasavanttt avasavanttt


  • 13w ago angie.fritz angie.fritz


  • 13w ago bob_7458 bob_7458

    I am trying not to close my eyes to this but I find it really upsetting. I’m going through a stressful time right now and I may have to unfollow for a little while. Hope you understand. #meatismurder

  • 13w ago helenakroli helenakroli


  • 13w ago justine_mckee justine_mckee

    So true. Such a sad thought provoking image 😒

  • 13w ago kmmk8 kmmk8


  • 13w ago fantathelamb fantathelamb


  • 13w ago danielxferreira danielxferreira


  • 13w ago jjoyhomegirlland jjoyhomegirlland

    😭sorrow but truth! The change needed is so clear!

  • 13w ago __.megg__ __.megg__

    Tal cual. Β‘QuΓ© ganas de gritarles que no suban!

  • 13w ago santdn santdn

    The irony in this is so deep. Such a powerful thought!!!

  • 13w ago santdn santdn

    @juliaacolangelo this

  • 13w ago georgeweissphotography georgeweissphotography

    the real sheep are humans that blindly follow our leaders

  • 13w ago raejmartens raejmartens

    Thought provoking and absolutely true! The battle to stopp Live Animal Exports is moving ever closer here in Australia πŸ™πŸΌ

  • 13w ago ndhis ndhis

    Such a powerful image. Sheep are such sensitive animals, remember faces and friends for years. Treating them as a commodity is incredibly wrong and inhumane. #govegan #animalcruelty #stopliveexport #stopliveanimalexports #compassion

  • 13w ago lorilwoods lorilwoods


  • 13w ago

    Such gentle creatures, we should take heed!

  • 13w ago tuffins11 tuffins11


  • 13w ago theycallmeznasty theycallmeznasty

    I was just thinking of this term β€œlamb to slaughter,” meaning unaware or aloof but whenever I’ve seen a lamb get slaughtered they fight with all their might.

  • 13w ago juliaacolangelo juliaacolangelo

    @santdn this makes me so frustrated that others don’t understand and sad for these beings

  • 13w ago daryl.hebix daryl.hebix

    Future generations will spit on our graves

  • 13w ago erinireland erinireland


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  • 13w ago ridnea ridnea

    Very well said and a powerful image.

  • 13w ago ines_000 ines_000

    this just gave me goosepumps

  • 13w ago woodjkyle woodjkyle

    @briezie_33 yummm lamb chops for Gary!!!

  • 13w ago woodjkyle woodjkyle

    and just to clarify - im vegan... trying to get my sissy to adopt more plant based meals

  • 13w ago stephanieannmattera stephanieannmattera


  • 12w ago les_routes_de_la_vie les_routes_de_la_vie


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