Before and after an open rescue (swipe). The inside of a cage was the only life these laying hens had ever known before they were rescued by activists. They watched the animals take their first steps on grass, feel the first rays of sun on what was left of their feathers. Open rescues not only save lives, they also show people the difference in the lives of the animals who were lucky enough to be rescued and those who had to be left behind. They show us the difference between when an animal is exploited for her body versus when she is shown love, compassion, and simply allowed to be.
Laying hens. Australia, 2013.
Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals