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We Animals  Founded by Jo-Anne McArthur, now a small creative team telling the stories of animals through photos, film, and words.

A note from Jo:
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I remember this day. I took this photo while sitting in a car for hours. We were scouting out a fur farm. Which we did visit and document, in broad daylight with the house nearby. 😊
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The upside to doing field work is being in the outdoors so much, with people you trust and often grow to love.
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Notes from the field.
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Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

A sheep is a feeling, thinking individual. Just like us, a sheep seeks safety, not danger; kindness, not cruelty.

We can make a difference for animals suffering in the live export industry. Follow @animalsaustralia to speak up and join the movement.
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📷: Rescued sheep at @edgarsmission. Australia, 2013.

Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

Dominion (@dominionmovement) is the latest animal rights documentary out of Australia, exposing the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture and exploring the nature of our dominion over the animal kingdom.

It is currently travelling around Australia, and coming soon to the U.S. and Europe.

Find a screening near you and join the movement!

Pigs in a factory farm. Finland, 2015.
Jo-Anne McArthur/@oikeuttaelaimille

A note from Jo:
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Meet Gertrude. I got to see her again recently at her home, @farmsanctuary.
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@susiecoston and I were walking down the road and she said "Oh, poor Gertrude. Her best friend Goby died yesterday. She looks so lost. I hope she makes another best friend soon".
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I looked at Gertrude anew, and felt really sad for her. The Farm staff know these individuals so well. I would never have known anything of her experience, had Susie not told me.
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Later on, I hung out with Gertrude a bit, and took these photos. Goby had lived at Farm Sanctuary for a decade, but Gertrude had only been there two years. I did notice that she wasn't hanging out with the other chickens.
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I didn't know what I was trying to capture in these photos; whether I could capture anything at all that might convey her experience. What I can't convey through photos, though, I can with words.
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I hope Gertrude will be okay. You never know the experience of others unless you ask, or observe, or hear from them.
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Everyone has a story. Everyone's gone through something. I'm sure that both Gertrude and Goby endured a lot before being among the lucky few to be rescued. I hope she'll be okay.
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📷: Gertrude. Farm Sanctuary, USA, 2018.

Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

#BatAppreciationDay?? Yes, please! These little guys are crucial to the ecosystems they live in. They're also adorable as snuggly bat burritos.

This grey-headed flying fox was rescued by @sarahsbats and given lots of love while he recovered from an injury.
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📷: Flying fox. Australia, 2017.

Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

There are so many reasons to leap into #VegWeek2018! For the animals, your health, and the planet, try plant-based this week 🌿 #VegWeek

"Photographs stop time, giving the viewer a moment to think, to react, to feel, to soak in the details of complicated situations." ~ Renée Byer
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Did you know that there are thousands of photos available on the We Animals Archive and that they're free to use for anyone telling the stories of animals?
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Visit the website today at weanimalsarchive.org
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📷: Activist holds deceased small mammal during National Animal Rights Day Memorial Ceremony. Toronto, Canada, 2015.
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Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

The UK's biggest annual horse racing event takes place today.
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The Grand National, attracting tens of thousands of spectators, is the causation of numerous horse injuries and fatalities every year.
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Suffering injuries such as broken necks and legs, these highly sensitive animals will often need to be euthanized. Some will die on the track.
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When we bet, they die. It's time to put an end to these so-called 'sports' that profit from the exploitation of other animals.
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#grandnational2018 #youbettheydie #horseracing
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📷: Gulliver, A Rescued Horse at the Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary.
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Arizona, USA, 2013
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Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

Thank you. For helping us reach people. For keeping us inspired, motivated, and energized every single day.
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Thank you for your kind words, your cheerleading, your hopeful messages, and your accounts of how We Animals has impacted your lives.
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They mean more to us than we can say.

The recent media coverage on Australia's live export industry after an @animalsaustralia investigation has put the plight of sheep bred for their wool directly in the public eye. Find out more in our Instagram Story. #banliveexport
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📷: Sheep on a transport truck. Ballarat, Australia, 2013.
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Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

Want to know what sheep are like? They can be shy, curious, demanding, fun loving, serious, caring. Spent the afternoon in the sheep barn at @farmsanctuary, the sweetest place on earth, home to thousands of rescued individuals over the last 20+ years. Being with the sheeple (best name) is to be face to face with the individuals who deserve our protection and respect...but you know all this... These sweethearts are just so lovely and calming to be around. I hope you can all visit here someday. JMC
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📷 1: Sam being ..mauled? :) what's the word for a sheep mauling?
2: Jo and Ash. Ash the Demander of Constant Attention.

Rodeos are based around causing animals fear and extreme distress. A report released this week found that these events are in violation of animal welfare laws in Quebec – the SPCA is calling on the government to ban all future rodeo events using animals.
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📷: Montreal rodeo. Canada, 2017.
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Jo-Anne McArthur/@spcamontreal

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