A billion animals is not a billion animals. A billion animals is one individual, and then another, and then another, and again another. In fire-ravaged Australia these last several months, they are the kangaroo succumbing to billowing flames and smoke.
We Animals Media's Australian correspondent Anna Mackiewicz tracks live export from her homeland to the Middle East, and across borders worldwide.
The kind of bold and substantial social changes needed to deal with the climate crisis is an opening to create a more just world. That justice can, and should, extend to animals.
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.
For the past fifteen years, my work as an animal photojournalist has taken me through the world of dairy production, far beyond the marketing campaigns, and taught me an entirely different story about milk.
We are disconnected from what we eat and who we eat, and from the extent of suffering that billions of animals are subjected to.