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Farmed to Death: A discussion with Andrew Wasley and Jo-Anne McArthur

by | Oct 15, 2020

We Animals founder, Jo-Anne McArthur recently sat down with investigative journalist Andrew Wasley to discuss their shared experiences of documenting factory farming systems worldwide.

In collaboration with: Andrew Wasley

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur

Jo-Anne McArthur has been documenting the hidden lives of animals, including those used for food, for nearly 20 years. Her award-winning reportage has taken her to more than sixty countries.

Similarly, as an award-winning food journalist, Andrew Wasley has spent the better part of two decades investigating the hidden costs of cheap meat. He’s revealed the brutal conditions inside factory farms and abattoirs, exposed the devastating environmental impacts of industrial agribusiness and uncovered shocking food safety scandals that put the health of millions at risk.

An investigation into pig farming with Animal Equality.

Pig in an industrial farm in Spain.

Jo-Anne McArthur / Lauren Veerslaat / We Animals

Several gutted pigs hanging from metal hooks in a Southern Ontario slaughterhouse.

Gutted pigs hanging in a Southern Ontario slaughterhouse.

Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals

Pig being gutted at a Southern Ontario slaughterhouse.

Pig being gutted at a Southern Ontario slaughterhouse.

Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals

We Animals recently collaborated with Andrew on an extensive article that chronicles his journey into the heart of the global meat machine and exposes the vast cruelty and suffering, human rights abuses, disease, environmental devastation, and hard labour conditions within these industries.

An abbreviated version of the article was published by The Guardian here.

The full-length version is available on Medium here.

In collaboration with: Andrew Wasley

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur

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