Purchase Our Books

Our books are collections of our most evocative and uncompromising photographs, exposing the true relationship between humans and animals. With accompanying text by renowned animal advocates such as Jo-Anne McArthur, Keith Wilson, Martin Rowe and Joaquin Phoenix, these books provide unparalleled access into animal industries across the world. By buying our books you directly support our continued animal photojournalism.

Want a signed copy of HIDDEN or our other book Captive in time for the holidays? Email books@weanimals.org to get your own signed copy and the special discount of $95 for HIDDEN and $25 for Captive, plus shipping.

HIDDEN (2020)

An unflinching book of photography about our conflict with non-human animals around the globe, as depicted through the lenses of forty award-winning photojournalists.

HIDDEN shines a light on the invisible animals in our lives: those we have a close relationship with and yet fail to see. The stories within its pages are proof of the emergency confronting animals globally, from industrial farming to climate change, and demonstrate the connection between animal suffering and human health. HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene is a historical document, a memorial and an indictment of what is and should never again be.

First-place and gold winner in Pictures of the Year International, Independent Publisher and Prix de la Photographie Paris.


  • Dimensions: 320×240 mm – 12.6″ x 9.5″ portrait format
  • 320 pages
  • 4lbs 11oz
  • 204 historic images
  • 4-colour printing, 3 gatefold spreads
  • Hard cover + foil stamping & debossing
  • Printed in Italy on sustainably sourced paper
  • HIDDEN is a collectible limited edition
  • Published by We Animals Media
  • World distributor: Lantern Publishing and Media

 To order a signed copy of HIDDEN or for wholesale inquiries, email books@weanimals.org.

The Animals Are Leaving Us (2021)

A poetic reflection and examination of the omnipresence and yet the vanishing of animals within and from an environment entirely defined by the whims and appetites of human beings.

Now expanded to include more verses and more of Jo-Anne McArthur’s stunning images, The Animals Are Leaving Us forms a testament to the particular moments in the lives and deaths of individual creatures, and a requiem for the many billions of animals who are subject to the cruel whims of our species, and who are vanishing from the wild places of the Earth.

  • 50 pages, hardcover
  • Published by Lantern Publishing & Media, 2021
  • Writing by Marin Rowe
  • Photographs by Jo-Anne McArthur
  • $20.00
  • ISBN 978-1-59056-645-9

CAPTIVE (2017)

In over one hundred photographs, Captive reveals the lives of animals in zoos and aquaria around the world.

In recent years, the role of zoos and aquaria as centres for conservation, education, and entertainment has been placed under scrutiny. McArthur’s aim is to invite us to reflect on how we see, and fail to see, one another through the bars, across the moat, or on either side of the glass. Captive is a book that will challenge our preconceptions about zoos and aquaria, and serves as a contribution to the growing analyses of the ethics of these institutions.


  • 208 pages, soft cover
  • Published by Lantern Books, edited by Martin Rowe, 2017
  • Designed by The Goggles
  • $35.00
  • ISBN 9781590565629

To order a signed copy of Captive, email books@weanimals.org.

For wholesale inquiries of We Animals and Captive, please contact Lantern Books at:

We Animals (2013)

Drawn from thousands of photos taken over fifteen years, We Animals illustrates and investigates animals in the human environment: those who are used for food, fashion, entertainment, and research, as well as the lucky few who are rescued.

Award-winning photojournalist and animal advocate Jo-Anne McArthur provides a valuable lesson about our treatment of animals, makes animal industries visible and accountable, and widens our circle of compassion to include all sentient beings. We Animals includes previously unseen photographs and a final chapter entitled “Notes from the Field”, which is a compilation of journal entries written while doing investigative work both at home and abroad.

  • 214 pages, soft cover
  • Published by Lantern Books, edited by Martin Rowe, 2013
  • Designed by The Goggles and Mika Senda
  • $35.00
  • ISBN 9781590564264

To order a signed copy of We Animals, email books@weanimals.org.

Share This