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We Animals Media partners with NGOs, journalists, policy-makers, educators and individuals to tell the stories of animals in the human environment — those used for food, fashion, entertainment, work, religion, and experimentation. Our network of photographers and filmmakers are available for assignments worldwide. Learn more about how to work with us here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene

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We Animals Media’s first publication, HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene (2020) is an unflinching book of photography documenting our relationship with non-human animals in the 21st century, as depicted through the lenses of 40 award-winning photojournalists.

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Fish Aggregating Devices in The Mediterranean

Fish Aggregating Devices in The Mediterranean

We Animals Media recently collaborated with photojournalist Stefano Belacchi to document the ...

Farmed to Death

Farmed to Death

We Animals Media founder, Jo-Anne McArthur recently sat down with investigative journalist ...

Inside the Industrial Turkey Machine

Inside the Industrial Turkey Machine

In 2019, Canadians ate 6.3 million whole turkeys. We also know that Canadians waste an ...

The Cost of Efficiency

The Cost of Efficiency

When we devalue the experiences of animals, anything we do to them becomes justified so long as

Mediterranean Aquaculture & Fishing

Mediterranean Aquaculture & Fishing

This series of photographs was taken by animal photojournalist Selene Magnolia to document the ...

Monbiot: Our Dying Coastlines

Monbiot: Our Dying Coastlines

BAFTA-winning filmmaker and We Animals Media contributor Alex Lockwood sat down with British ...

System Shutdowns and The Failures of Factory Farming

System Shutdowns and The Failures of Factory Farming

The number of animals that have and will continue to be culled in the wake of Covid-19 ...

Eggs: The Unseen Story

Eggs: The Unseen Story

Organic. Cage-free. Free-range. Perhaps no animal industry has stamped itself with more ...

Regan Russell: Rest in Power

Regan Russell: Rest in Power

Regan Russell had been dedicated to animal rights since 1979 and was a long time activist with ...

5,000 Foxes: The Transaction of a Mercy Release Rescue

5,000 Foxes: The Transaction of a Mercy Release Rescue

We joined volunteers from a Buddhist animal sanctuary to document the ‘mercy release’ of over ...

The Humans Are Back

The Humans Are Back

While we have been hunkering down hiding from the virus, other animals have had their land ...

Interview with Photographer Selene Magnolia

Interview with Photographer Selene Magnolia

Selene Magnolia is an Italian freelance photojournalist and investigator who uses her work as a

The rise of caged duck farming in Taiwan

The rise of caged duck farming in Taiwan

It is a special kind of torture to cage a duck. In 2019, We Animals Media joined the ...

Announcing HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene

Announcing HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for our ...

Monbiot: A We Animals Media Short Film by Alex Lockwood

Monbiot: A We Animals Media Short Film by Alex Lockwood

We Animals Media worked with George Monbiot and BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Alex Lockwood to ...

Seeing the Animals . . . and Ourselves

Seeing the Animals . . . and Ourselves

As we experience the fear and dislocation COVID-19 is spreading, we wonder: could this terrible

The Sounds of A Slaughterhouse

The Sounds of A Slaughterhouse

The sound of a pig at a slaughterhouse is somewhere between a scream and a roar. Whirring ...

An Inside Look at Asian Wet Markets

An Inside Look at Asian Wet Markets

In recent months following the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the world has been ...

Fighting the Odds: Big-hearted helpers maintain hope in Australia

Fighting the Odds: Big-hearted helpers maintain hope in Australia

A billion animals is not a billion animals. A billion animals is one individual, and then ...

We Animals Media Welcomes Filmmaker Chris Shoebridge

We Animals Media Welcomes Filmmaker Chris Shoebridge

Since joining We Animals Media, Chris has been an integral part of numerous photo and film ...

Behind the Smoke Screen: The Hidden Victims of the Australian Bushfires

Behind the Smoke Screen: The Hidden Victims of the Australian Bushfires

In the media coverage of the Australian bushfires, which have so far burned 10 million hectares

Disaster Response: How Australia Is Failing Its Wildlife

Disaster Response: How Australia Is Failing Its Wildlife

This summer, Australia’s unprecedented bushfires have given rise to seemingly unprecedented ...

Interview with Photographer Timo Stammberger

Interview with Photographer Timo Stammberger

Timo Stammberger is a professional documentary photographer who hopes to raise awareness for ...

Live export: The Longest Journey

Live export: The Longest Journey

We Animals Media's Australian correspondent Anna Mackiewicz tracks live export from her ...

Green New Deal: A Just Transition for Animals

Green New Deal: A Just Transition for Animals

The kind of bold and substantial social changes needed to deal with the climate crisis is an ...

2019 Our Year In Review

2019 Our Year In Review

2019 was an exciting year of growth for We Animals Media, and we look forward to sharing even ...

Rebellion: The Need to be Heard

Rebellion: The Need to be Heard

In October 2019, tens of thousands of people took part in Extinction Rebellion and Animal ...

Interview with Photographer Sammantha Fisher

Interview with Photographer Sammantha Fisher

Sammantha Fisher is a self-taught, internationally published photographer, who uses her images ...

The Current State of Cetacean Captivity

The Current State of Cetacean Captivity

For the estimated 2,000 to 3,000 whales and dolphins currently held in captivity around the ...

The Pigs of God: Force-fed then slaughtered for spectacle

The Pigs of God: Force-fed then slaughtered for spectacle

Also known as ‘divine pigs’ or ‘god pigs’, these animals are reared to extraordinary weights ...

Censored Landscapes

Censored Landscapes

CENSORED LANDSCAPES, a project by artist Isabella La Rocca González, consists of large scale ...

Wall of Shame is Selected by Jury as “Highly Commended”

Wall of Shame is Selected by Jury as “Highly Commended”

Jo-Anne’s image “The wall of shame” is selected by the Jury as a Highly Commended in this ...

Nations of Their Own: A We Animals Media Feature Film by Kelly Guerin

Nations of Their Own: A We Animals Media Feature Film by Kelly Guerin

A We Animals Media feature film by Kelly Guerin In the Occupied Palestinian Territories, there ...

Interview with Amy Jones and Paul Healey of Moving Animals

Interview with Amy Jones and Paul Healey of Moving Animals

Amy Jones and Paul Healey are the dynamic photographers and activists behind Moving Animals. We

Step into the World of Animal Photojournalism

Step into the World of Animal Photojournalism

In her first online photography masterclass, Jo-Anne shows us in seven lessons how to do what ...

Joaquin Phoenix Shows His Solidarity with Toronto’s Be Fair Be Vegan Campaign

Joaquin Phoenix Shows His Solidarity with Toronto’s Be Fair Be Vegan Campaign

Joaquin Phoenix stopped by Toronto's St. George subway station to show his support for the ...

We Animals Media Welcomes Filmmaker Alex Lockwood

We Animals Media Welcomes Filmmaker Alex Lockwood

We Animals Media welcomes BAFTA-winning filmmaker Alex Lockwood of Lockwood Film.

Prolonging Death: The Practice of Fish Tethering in Asia

Prolonging Death: The Practice of Fish Tethering in Asia

In spite of what we now know about animal sentience, our priorities continue to lie in finding ...

A Critical Time for Animal Stories: Welcome to We Animals Media

A Critical Time for Animal Stories: Welcome to We Animals Media

With the number of animals inside factory farms growing, wild animal populations declining, and

An Untold Story of Dairy Production

An Untold Story of Dairy Production

For the past fifteen years, my work as an animal photojournalist has taken me through the world

We Animals Media: An Expose on Animal Clubbing at Thai Slaughterhouses

We Animals Media: An Expose on Animal Clubbing at Thai Slaughterhouses

We are disconnected from what we eat and who we eat, and from the extent of suffering that ...

Interview with Undercover Investigator and Photographer Kristo Muurimaa

Interview with Undercover Investigator and Photographer Kristo Muurimaa

Kristo Muurimaa has worked in the animal rights movement for over 20 years, and been an ...

A Note From The Field. Pig Slaughterhouse, Thailand.

A Note From The Field. Pig Slaughterhouse, Thailand.

"I disengaged from my self in order to focus wholly on what was happening all around me. I ...

Inside Dakshinkali Temple

Inside Dakshinkali Temple

Twice a week the Hindu temple Dakshinkali, located outside of Kathmandu in Nepal, is opened to ...

Interview with photographer and author Isa Leshko

Interview with photographer and author Isa Leshko

Isa Leshko is an American photographer and writer whose first book, ‘Allowed to Grow Old’ was ...

Interview with photojournalist Joan de la Malla

Interview with photojournalist Joan de la Malla

Joan de la Malla (Barcelona, 1982) is an award-winning freelance photographer, known for his ...

Why We Do This Work

Why We Do This Work

As we know, it's a never-ending quest to touch people with our work, to make them feel ...

Interview with Undercover Investigator and Author Rich Hardy

Interview with Undercover Investigator and Author Rich Hardy

Rich Hardy has been an undercover investigator and ‘visual evidence gatherer’ in the animal ...

A Fish Story

A Fish Story

Over the last 60 years, global fish production has more than doubled, with half of that total ...

Soft-shelled Turtle, Asia, 2019

Soft-shelled Turtle, Asia, 2019

"I was overwhelmed by the suffering of millions at the fish market that night. I stood dumbly ...

Hen at an Industrial Egg Farm. Taiwan, 2019.

Hen at an Industrial Egg Farm. Taiwan, 2019.

"She caught my eye as I walked past the endless rows of cages at this commercial egg farm in ...

Dairy Farm. Taiwan, 2019.

Dairy Farm. Taiwan, 2019.

"In documenting animal industries, I’ve come to learn that the details may change but the ...

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Animal sanctuaries play an important role, not only in rescuing and rehabilitating individual ...

The Grim Truth about Animal Exports

The Grim Truth about Animal Exports

Hundreds of thousands of live animals are transported each year on ships from Australia and ...

We Animals Media hits the ground to document the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

We Animals Media hits the ground to document the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

What could we learn from this tragedy if we focused, instead, on the millions of animals that ...

Interview with Tras Los Muros Photographer Aitor Garmendia

Interview with Tras Los Muros Photographer Aitor Garmendia

Aitor Garmendia is the award-winning photographer behind Tras Los Muros (Behind the Walls). He ...

Dead Calf On A Beach, Israel, 2018.

Dead Calf On A Beach, Israel, 2018.

As we walked back to the car, I used my LitePanel to light the way in the dark, so as to avoid ...

Interview with photojournalist Aaron Gekoski

Interview with photojournalist Aaron Gekoski

Aaron 'Bertie" Gekoski is an environmental photojournalist, television presenter, and ...

Broiler Chickens with Animal Equality, Mexico 2018

Broiler Chickens with Animal Equality, Mexico 2018

All around the world, birds raised for meat are treated as units of production. Young birds die

Interview with photographer Andrew Skowron

Interview with photographer Andrew Skowron

We sat down with Polish animal rights photographer Andrew Skowron to hear more about how ...

A Note From Jo

A Note From Jo

I've seen complete indifference and heartrending compassion, misguided ignorance and deliberate

Interview With Photographer and Filmmaker Jan van IJken

Interview With Photographer and Filmmaker Jan van IJken

Even if you haven’t heard the name Jan van IJken, you may recognize some of his images of ...

Interview With Documentary Photographer Patrick Brown

Interview With Documentary Photographer Patrick Brown

Bangkok-based Australian photographer Patrick Brown has dedicated his career to covering social

Interview With Fine Art Animal Photographer Tamara Kenneally

Interview With Fine Art Animal Photographer Tamara Kenneally

Tamara Kenneally is a Melbourne, Australia-based photographer who has been photographing ...