Featured Gallery: Animals & Research

Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals Media

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Our Animals and Research gallery features poignant visuals of animals who have suffered – and continue to suffer – in the name of research, available for free to anyone working to inspire change. Explore the collection.


Animals used for research and experimentation are subjected to painful procedures, forcible breeding, barren living environments and untimely deaths. This can include repeated injections, intubation, bone breaks and paralysis, blinding, lethal dosing and gassing. Using animals for research assumes that animals are enough like us to make test results relevant for human application, but different enough from us that it is ethically acceptable to confine, injure, and kill them. Our visuals help to show why it is important to develop and use animal-free research methods.

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Discover the importance of compassion through these powerful visuals.

We Animals Media brings visibility to hidden animals through compelling photo and videojournalism. As the world’s leading animal photojournalism agency, it is our mission to document the stories of animals in the human environment and to connect those stories to the individuals and organizations who can amplify their reach. Our growing network of award-winning photographers and videographers extends throughout the world, capturing images from a broad and diverse spectrum of animal industries. Together, we have created the world’s most comprehensive collection of animal photojournalism.

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Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals Media