The number of animals that have and will continue to be culled in the wake of Covid-19 represent a mere fraction of those who are killed for our consumption every single day. Their deaths, now newsworthy, reveal the failings of a system destined to repeat itself.
Organic. Cage-free. Free-range. Perhaps no animal industry has stamped itself with more distinguishing labels than eggs.
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.
As we experience the fear and dislocation COVID-19 is spreading, we wonder: could this terrible reality allow us, in time, to rethink the terms of our relationship with the natural world?
The sound of a pig at a slaughterhouse is somewhere between a scream and a roar. Whirring industrial fans, beeping machinery, and shouting workers add to the hellish chaos.