Twice a week the Hindu temple Dakshinkali, located outside of Kathmandu in Nepal, is opened to people wishing to make offerings to the goddess Kali, which often takes the form of animal sacrifice.
Isa Leshko is an American photographer and writer whose first book, ‘Allowed to Grow Old’ was published in April 2019.
Joan de la Malla (Barcelona, 1982) is an award-winning freelance photographer, known for his work documenting conservation and animal welfare issues.
As we know, it's a never-ending quest to touch people with our work, to make them feel passionate and motivated. We introduce our audiences to protagonists. To everyday heroes. To survivors. To caring. To storytelling. To tragedies. The key is making people feel passionate. Make them fall in love.
Rich Hardy has been an undercover investigator and ‘visual evidence gatherer’ in the animal protection movement for 20 years. His upcoming book, ‘Not As Nature Intended’, follows his journey, telling the stories of the animals he’s met, and the people behind their suffering.
Over the last 60 years, global fish production has more than doubled, with half of that total coming from intensive fish farms. This will continue to rise as demand grows worldwide.
"I was overwhelmed by the suffering of millions at the fish market that night. I stood dumbly and filmed for hours but every fiber of my being was screaming for mercy - theirs and mine."
"She caught my eye as I walked past the endless rows of cages at this commercial egg farm in Taiwan. It was unclear how she had escaped but almost a certainty that it would not last for long."
"In documenting animal industries, I’ve come to learn that the details may change but the essentials never do."
Animal sanctuaries play an important role, not only in rescuing and rehabilitating individual animals, but also in offering us a precious opportunity to connect with the animals for who they really are – to hear their stories, and to learn about their unique and charming characters.