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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.

Twenty years ago, Jo-Anne McArthur took the first We Animals photo.

Since then, your support has helped us achieve so much. Watch our 2018 Year in Review to see the story of that first image and the accomplishments you made possible this year: link in bio

Meat and dairy consumption are on the rise in Asia, with devastating consequences for animals and the environment. The @unbound_project spoke to Mia MacDonald, founder of Brighter Green, about how activists in other regions can effectively support those working on the ground in Asia to tackle the complex problems of animal agriculture.

Learn more about Brighter Green's work at brightergreen.org 🌿

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Today, The @guardian's Animals Farmed Series features Jo's story and photographs from her work in Israel this year documenting the live shipment and transport of animals.
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See more in our Instagram Story.

We Animals images are being used worldwide to tell the stories of animals trapped in the human world.
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There are thousands of photos available on the We Animals Archive, free to use for anyone helping animals.
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Visit the We Animals Archive today: Link in bio 📷

Today, on International Animal Rights Day, we remember the animal victims of human oppression—billions of individuals, each and every year.
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On this annual awareness day, thousands of advocates around the globe unite and call for respect and compassion to be extended to all sentient beings.
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Through the power of story telling, We Animals is shining a light on the hidden lives of animals trapped in the human world, and documenting the efforts of those who are helping them.
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Together we stand and we call out. Until all are free. 💕

Meet Mari – a Sumatran orangutan who was rescued from a research facility where she was part of a language and cognition study.
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She now spends her days at the @centerforgreatapes in Florida, USA. This sanctuary provides a permanent home for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from research, the entertainment industry, or exotic pet trade.
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Mari lost both of her arms in an accident when she was an infant, but uses her chin and feet to maneuvere successfully through her environment.
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In this photograph, she is playing with a sheet.
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📷: Mari, a Sumatran orangutan. USA, 2014.

Jo-Anne McArthur/@neavs_1895

We Animals image featured on @veganarc's first-ever billboard campaign in Mobile, Alabama!
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Positioned in one of the busiest areas of the city, this single billboard should receive more than one million views over the course of the month that it is up 🙌

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Look what went up in Mobile, AL today!!!!! @veganarc ’s first billboard! Whoot whoot! 🙌🙌🙌 the billboard company has told us this should receive over 1 million views in the month that it’s up, right off I-65 near Airport blvd, which is one the most heavily trafficked areas in town. Huge thank you to the amazing @joanne.mcarthur and @weanimals for use of the beautiful photo of this dear bird, who deserved so much better. May it be seen far and wide and change hearts and minds in all who see it! ❤️🌱🙏💓 #someonenotsomething #choosecompassion #choosevegan #southernvegan #vegansofig #veganbillboard #chickens #loveallanimals #compassion #loveanimalseatplants

We Animals is telling the stories of animals across the world who need our help. Become a We Animals supporter today and help us keep telling their stories: Link in bio.

Your support makes our work possible 💕

Huge shout out to @animallib
on their 40th year fighting for animals! Here's to another 40 (and more) 🙌
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Check out the link over at @unbound_project
to find out what inspired Patty Mark to found Animal Liberation Victoria all those years ago 💫
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#femalefounders #animalrights #animaladvocates

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Today marks 40 years since trailblazing animal activist, Patty Mark founded Animal Liberation Victoria (@animallib)! 🙌
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Mark is fierce and fearless in her efforts to change the world for animals. Through pioneering a form of activism we now know as “open rescue,” she has helped to change the conversations about activism and about how nonhuman animals are treated and valued in society.
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"So much has changed and so much hasn't. But there is now a burgeoning global animal rights movement that is NOT going away! It is only getting stronger and stronger and stronger. Well done to each and every activist, wherever you may be, for every single thing you do to help animals." – Patty Mark
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Read Mark's inspiring story on Unbound: Link in bio.
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📷: Patty mark with rescued chicken and sheep.
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Jo-Anne McArthur/Unbound Project

Yesterday, the We Animals team joined @torontopigsave at Fearman's Pork in Burlington to film and photograph some of the individuals on their way to slaughter.
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"Ten thousand pigs a day are killed here. The trucks coming through the gates seemed endless. Here are a few of the victims I met. Totally senseless, needless deaths at the ends of lives of incarceration and deprivation. I do not exaggerate. I have been to these places. And they need to close down, existing only in history books." – Jo
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See more in our Story.
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📷: Pigs en route to slaughter. Ontario, Canada, December 2018.

Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

The majority of fur today comes from animals raised on farms.
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Public awareness of the problems associated with fur is on the rise. In recent years we've seen huge progress towards fur-free fashion, with more and more major fashion houses committing to ditch fur. We've also seen an increasing number of reports on the mislabelling of fur products, with customers being sold real fur as supposed faux fur items in many popular high street stores. This global media coverage is providing consumers with the insights they need to make more informed and ethical choices.
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Learn more about fur farming in our Instagram Story.
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📷: Mink corpses at a fur farm. Sweden, 2010.
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Jo-Anne McArthur/Djurrattsalliansen

Hunt saboteurs disrupt wildlife hunts by scaring away target animals, laying false trails, blocking paths, and gathering evidence of illegal activity.

Hunting foxes with hounds was made illegal in the United Kingdom in 2005, but some hunters use loopholes and exemptions to continue the practice.

Hunt saboteurs gather around hunters and their dogs. England, 2011.
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Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

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