For all the Humans Who do the Hardest Work of All
[The Ghosts In Our Machine illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and lens of acclaimed animal photographer Jo-Anne McArthur we become intimately familiar with a cast of animal subjects. Each story and photograph is a window into global animal industries: Food, Fashion, Entertainment and Research. All part of an epic photo project called We Animals, McArthur has documented the lives of animals around the world with heart-breaking empathic vividness.]
Standing up for cats and dogs is generally approved of and applauded, but taking a stand for “food” animals is still not supported in the western world and can cost a person their job, their friends, even their family.
This blog is particularly written for the ones who put themselves in hard places to gather the truth about animal product industries, who film the things that no one wants to see and for which their hearts are broken and souls are haunted.
This is for the undercover worker at the factory farm and the slaughterhouse, who sees the brutality, the unthinkable abuse, the violent deaths of animals that they wish so desperately they could save and cannot, but who knows they must be a witness to the suffering in order to have the footage to expose to the world, which is still mostly willfully in the dark, but slowly beginning to open its eyes.
This is for the humans who risk everything, the ones raised on beef or dairy or pig farms, who have the courage to face their conscience telling them that taking animals’ lives against their will is no longer tolerable and therefore worth having family and friends and their very livelihoods disappear.
But in the end, to say, “not on my watch” when it comes to abuse and cruelty is always worth whatever the price one has to pay.