A few weeks ago, I visited an egg farm in Spain. It held at least 50,000 hens. They were in “enriched cages”. This means that some of the walls between cages were gone and they had more room to move. In theory, anyway. Now, instead of five, six, or seven in a cage, there were 40 or so. Still crowded. Still unable to stretch their wings. Still living in vile conditions, except they now also had a small perch along the sides of the cages.
I believe in this project just as much as when I first started it, about fifteen years ago now. I continue to see that images, and story-telling, are a key ingredient in social change. I see what can happen when a certain image or a particular story of one special animal can speak to an individual, and helps them make the connection and decide to make more compassionate choices in their lives. Sometimes these people email me, sometimes they talk to me after events, sometimes their friends or partners tell me about their experience second hand. Thanks for helping me to reach people. There will always be stories that need to be told, individual animals we need to meet.
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