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Photojournalist's Work Shines a Light on the Suffering and Abuse of Animals Around the World

A photographer is sharing some of her most striking images of animal cruelty from various corners of the world. The heartbreaking photos show the reality of animal slaughter and the conditions animals are left in around the world. Warning: graphic content.

Photojournalist Amy Jones, from Lincolnshire, UK, is one of 30 people whose works are being showcased in a new book called Hidden: Animals in the Anthropocene. The photography book is by Jo-Anne McArthur, with the foreword by Oscar-nominated actor and animal rights activist Joaquin Phoenix.

Of how she ended up in her line of work, Jones recalls one particular incident:

A few years ago, I saw a truck crammed full of sheep on the A46 in Lincoln during a scorching hot day. It was heartbreaking to see these animals packed tightly into a lorry and treated as nothing more than cargo. I don’t know what happened to these individuals, but with over 12 million animals being reared for slaughter indoors at any one time in Lincolnshire alone, it’s not hard to imagine where they probably ended up.

Over the last two years, she has traveled the globe, including places like Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Morocco, documenting the suffering of animals and exposing animal exploitation.

Hidden: Animals in the Anthropocene by Jo-Anne McArthur is due for release on November 17 and is available for Amazon preorder now. It is released under the initiative We Animals Media, who you can find out more about over at their Instagram and Facebook.

All images courtesy and used with the permission of Amy Jones.

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Peter Stewart's picture

I can certainly relate to the header image and final image of the dogs. The consumption of dog meat is unfortunately still a thing in Vietnam where it is legal. The side effect of this is that we have dog catchers, people who roam the streets in the early or late hours on a bike armed with an electric stun prod, and they will take any dog they see to sell to the dog restaurants. This is why we never let our dogs leave the house ever, and keep them indoors when we go out.
Always breaks my heart when I see these f**ks roaming the street with a metal cage full of streets dogs, and possibly someones beloved pet.

I don't have an issue with the wet market images per se, but I guess I'm kinda desensitized to it. That's just how these places look in Asia.