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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 turkey was raised on a free range and organic farm.
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While these birds are provided with some access to the outdoors and are not usually pumped with antibiotics, they still suffer in similar ways to those birds raised on factory farms.
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Free range turkeys are also bred to grow at twice their natural rate. As a result, they become unable to support their own body weight and often suffer heart attacks before reaching slaughter weight at approximately 4-6 months old.
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This bird is suffering from feather loss caused by inadequate nutrition, forced molting, feather pecking, disease and stress.
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📷: Free range, organic turkey at a small farm. Canada, 2006.

Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

Voting is open for the 2018 Our World is Kind Photography contest by @envisionkindness! 📸

Take a minute to vote for Jo's image capturing a tender moment between a rescued rat and @neavs_1895 president, Dr. Theo Capaldo 💕

Link to vote in bio.

Commenting on, or sharing Jo's image submissions on Facebook via the contest website also counts towards the total number of votes.

Voting is open from November 15 - 20.

Thanks so much for your support!

Follow @unbound_project and learn about the important work women are doing to pave the way towards a more just and compassionate world for all 💚
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"She burns for change, she dances in the fire of the old, all the while visioning and weaving the new.” – Lucy H. Pearce

The Unbound Project is celebrating trailblazing women on the frontlines of animal advocacy around the world.

Visit unboundproject.org to read their stories and get inspired!
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#unboundwomen #unboundproject #wonderwomen #womenshistory #femalefounders #femaleleaders #femaleempowerment #womenofimpact #womenonthefrontlines #empoweringwomen #inspiringwomen #womenmakinghistory #animaladvocacy #animaladvocate #makeadifference #bethechange #inspirationalquotes #heroine #herstory

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: patreon.com/weanimals

Your support makes our work possible 💕

Voting is now open for the 2018 Our World is Kind Photography contest by @envisionkindness! 📸
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Take a moment to vote for Jo's image capturing a sweet moment between a baby and an orphaned baboon at @primate_care in South Africa.
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Link to vote in bio.
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Commenting on, or sharing Jo's image submissions on Facebook via the contest website also counts towards the total number of votes.
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Voting is open from November 15 - 20.
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Thanks in advance for your support! 💕

Follow @unbound_project
to find out more about the young people who are leading the way towards a brighter and more compassionate future! 💫
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Last month, the Unbound Project celebrated amazing young women who are changing the world for animals! Catch up on their inspiring stories and learn how these young change-makers are building a brighter future for all: Link in bio.
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#youth #changemakers #tbt #throwbackthursday #icymi

This month, Americans celebrate #Thanksgiving. An estimated 46 million #turkeys will be slaughtered for this annual holiday. But we need not take another's life to show gratitude and give thanks. We can choose #compassion this holiday season.
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Learn more in our Instagram Story.
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📷: Echo the rescued turkey at @farmsanctuary. USA, 2012.
Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

Did you know there are thousands of photos available on the We Animals Archive, free to use for anyone helping animals?
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Individuals and organizations around the globe are using We Animals images in their campaigning efforts!
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Visit the We Animals Archive today: weanimalsarchive.org
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📷: Cheeky young goat at @edgarsmission. Australia, 2013.

Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." – Princess Diana

We are all helping each other through 💕

#WorldKindnessDay
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📷: Piia Anttonen with a rescued sheep at @esk_tuulispaa. Finland, 2015.
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Jo-Anne McArthur/@unbound_project

Follow @ayearofcaptivity to learn more about the lives of animals who suffer in zoos and aquaria around the world.

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An excerpt from Captive: "Recently, our obsession with social media has further degraded any meaningful interactions we might ever have had with the animals; as a result, this book is filled with images of we animals being engaged only with one another or ourselves." - Jo

Captive: the book is available on Amazon. Link in bio.
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📷: Jaguar. France, 2016.

Jo-Anne McArthur/@bornfreefoundation

An estimated 46 million #turkeys are killed each year for #Thanksgiving.

Turkeys on industrial farms are bred to grow at unnaturally fast rates. As a result, these birds are often unable to walk and even suffer heart attacks at just a few weeks of age. Many will die before they reach slaughter weight.

With so many #meatfree alternatives now available, we can help to end this suffering. We can choose #compassion this holiday season.
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📷: Factory-farmed turkeys. Sweden, 2012.

Jo-Anne McArthur/@djurrattsalliansen

"The way animals are killed for their fur is absolutely deplorable." Jean Paul Gaultier via @the.independent
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Major fashion house, @jpgaultierofficial bans the use of fur in all its collections! This move will save more animals from the cruelty of fur farming and trapping.
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Thanks to the campaigning efforts of organizations and individuals worldwide, the list of major labels choosing to reflect our values by ditching fur is ever-growing and marks a sign of changed times.
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We are making fur history! The future of fashion is fur-free.
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📷: Silver fox on a fur farm. Europe, 2012.

Jo-Anne McArthur/@theghostsinourmachine

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