Vote For Animal Photojournalism In The PA2F Environmental Photography Award 2024

Apr 3, 2024 | Animals Used for Food, News

Jo-Anne McArthur’s photograph “Millions of Animals in the City” is shortlisted for the prestigious Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s Environmental Photography Award 2024 in the Humanity versus Nature category. This category highlights images that depict the conflicting relationship between humans and nature, and the negative impact of human activities on the environment.

Now, the public can choose the winner of the Public Award prize from this shortlist. You can help bring visibility to the lives of billions of farmed animals by casting your vote!

Red-feathered native chickens being unloaded from trucks at a slaughterhouse. Taipei, Taiwan, 2019. Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals Media
Red-feathered native chickens being unloaded from trucks at a slaughterhouse. Taipei, Taiwan, 2019. Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals Media

“In the very late hours of the day, a man registers stacked cages of chickens, which are then being weighed and sorted. Behind him are rows of trucks that continue to roll into the building: hundreds of thousands of birds pass through this Taipei slaughterhouse every night. I spent one night documenting the practices of this slaughterhouse with the Environment and Animals Society of Taiwan (EAST).

In this era of pollution, waste, zoonotic diseases and climate change, we know that factory farming and animal transport are contributing factors.

The global chicken population is now over 33 billion. We know that birds raised for meat and to lay eggs are kept in increasingly cramped conditions, also evidenced by how they were transported into Taipei on this night. Giving visual insight into the lives of workers and how we treat farmed animals is a necessary ingredient for understanding and then change.” ― Jo-Anne McArthur, Photojournalist and Founder of We Animals Media

Vote now for Jo’s image, and help to amplify animal stories and the field of animal photojournalism. Voting closes on April 14th at 23:59 (CET). Winners will be announced on June 1st. 

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