It is a special kind of torture to cage a duck. In 2019, We Animals Media joined the Environment and Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) to investigate and document animal industries around the country, including one disturbing new agricultural trend: caged duck farming.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for our forthcoming book, HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene. HIDDEN is an unflinching book of photography about our conflict with non-human animals around the globe, as depicted through the lenses of thirty award-winning photojournalists.
In recent months following the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the world has been introduced to “wet markets”. They are places common across Asia for all things perishable, such as fruits, vegetables, and – most notably – animals, dead or alive.
Also known as ‘divine pigs’ or ‘god pigs’, these animals are reared to extraordinary weights and then sacrificed as part of annual festivities at a minority of temples across Taiwan.
In spite of what we now know about animal sentience, our priorities continue to lie in finding ways to maximize profit at their expense.
We are disconnected from what we eat and who we eat, and from the extent of suffering that billions of animals are subjected to.