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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.

Follow the @unbound_project this week to find out about the plant-based female athletes who are highlighting the benefits of veganism to a global audience! These remarkable women are fueling their sporting achievements with a plant-based diet and using their success as a platform for inspiring change ✨

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Australian Wheelchair Basketball player and Paralympian, @sarahstewartaus is shooting some serious hoops and showcasing the benefits of plant-based power to a global audience!

After injuring herself when she was 16, Stewart developed dystrophy, and turned to wheelchair sport at the end of 2001. In 2004, she represented Australia at the Athens Paralympics, bringing home a silver medal and then a bronze medal from Beijing four years later. In her third @paralympics, Sarah and her team again won silver in London.
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"In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated." – August Sander

We Animals is making visible the lives of animals around the globe who are caught in the human world. Your support makes our work possible. Become a We Animals supporter today and help us keep telling their stories: link in bio 💕
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📷: Mink in a cage at a fur farm. Sweden, 2010.

Jo-Anne McArthur/@djurrattsalliansen

"This is a soft-shelled turtle, having their shell cut off of them while fully alive, fully conscious. We filmed this happening over and over. The turtles were then dropped into a plastic bag, together, and that bag was dropped on the floor. I did not see who was buying them, or where the bag was going, nor did I understand why the violence had happened to them at the time. Surely they still had a long journey, and could have been killed later? Turtles take a very long time to die, and I knew the suffering from their mutilation, this amputation, would be long-lasting. I was overwhelmed by the suffering of millions at the fish market that night. I stood dumbly and filmed for hours but every fiber of my being was screaming for mercy - theirs and mine." – Jo
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In various parts of Asia, soft-shelled turtles are farmed in their millions for use in cuisine and traditional medicine.
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Our team is in Asia right now, gathering material for the We Animals Asia series: documenting the rise of industrial farming in Asia and its consequences for animals, the environment, and humans.
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📷: Soft-shelled turtle at a fish market. Asia, 2019.

Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

Behind the walls of a factory farm with Jo-Anne McArthur. An excerpt from filmmaker Marc Pierschel's (@blackrabbitimages) eye-opening documentary @theendofmeat.

The End of Meat will be released worldwide on January 25.
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Behind the walls of a factory farm with @joanne.mcarthur / @weanimals
The End of Meat will be released worldwide on January 25. Pre-order: bit.ly/TEOMvimeo

Watch the film now in the US, Canada, Germany, Austria and Switzerland: bit.ly/WatchTheEndOfMeat

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"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." – Martin Luther King Jr. #MLKDay #MLKDay2019
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📷: A pig looks up from her narrow stall. Italy, 2015.

Jo-Anne McArthur/@essereanimali

The first anti-dairy billboard in Mexico, by Conexión Vegana Mexicali, featuring a We Animals image!
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"I shot this image for @animalequality, of a mother who has just given birth. She is licking her calf. Moments later, the baby was picked up by a farm worker, dumped into a wheelbarrow and then dumped again into a veal crate." – Jo

"Out of sight, out of mind."
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Through the power of storytelling, We Animals is making visible the lives of animals caught in the human world. Become a We Animals supporter today and help us keep telling their stories: link in bio.

Your support makes our work possible 💕
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📷: Pekin ducks at a factory farm. Australia, 2017.

Jo-Anne McArthur/Animal Liberation NSW

This week, our team documented conditions on a dairy farm in Asia. It was We Animals filmmaker, @kjguerin's first investigation on dairy, and this is what she wrote about the experience:
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"Today, in the mountains outside the city, I joined Jo on my first investigation of a dairy farm. Since our time on location is never guaranteed, Jo and I always have to work quickly to capture all the essentials and details before the clock runs out. How do you capture the few images that make up the story of dairy?
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It’s the mass of cows standing in wet pools of their own filth – you try to capture in pixels what you wish you could convey through smell. It’s the closeup of the cow who made you laugh when she surprised you with an exfoliating kiss on your arm. If you’re in parts of Asia, it’s hundreds of mothers bellowing and straining against the ropes around their necks which stake them in place for the convenience of someone who will come twice a day to milk them. And no matter where you are in the world, the story of dairy cannot be told without the image of the babies. Here, it was a tiny calf with a perfect white heart on his forehead, tethered by a thin piece of twine just out of sight from his mother.
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Maybe not every place will be this filthy, and it’s true that there are farms that don’t tether cows for their entire lives. But no matter where you go one truth will always be present: for every cow producing milk for human consumption, there is a calf somewhere going without – or one who was killed, considered nothing more than a waste product of this industry.
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In documenting animal industries, I’ve come to learn that the details may change but the essentials never do."
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– Kelly Guerin (@kjguerin), We Animals filmmaker

Their lives, from beginning to end, at the mercy of our actions.
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We Animals images are being used by individuals and organizations worldwide to tell the stories of animals caught in the human world. 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 at weanimalsarchive.org 📷

One day, we will look back on industrial animal farming as one of humankind's most catastrophic inventions.
For her, that day can't come soon enough.
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📷: Sow in a factory farm. Italy, 2015.

Jo-Anne McArthur/Essere Animali

Follow @unbound_project over the next two weeks to find out about the fierce and compassionate women who are blazing trails in the sporting arena and showcasing the power of plants to a global audience! 🚵‍♀️🌱🏋️‍♀️ #veganathlete #femaleathlete

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Over the next two weeks, we’ll be featuring female athletes who are fueling their sporting achievements with a plant-based diet and highlighting the benefits of a vegan lifestyle to a global audience!
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Stretching their influence beyond the dinner plate, these fierce and compassionate women are blazing trails both in and outside of the sporting arena and amplifying the voices of vegan and female athletes alike.
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Follow their stories from tomorrow to find out more about their achievements!

We Animals images are featured in a big campaign by @animalistak_, which includes ads on buses in the city of Bilbao, Basque Country. Learn more about the campaign at: pieles.sufren.org #SUFREN
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