Jo-Anne McArthur is an award-winning Canadian photographer that has been documenting animal rights issues around the globe and on all seven continents for over ten years. Through her lens, brutal and complex worlds unfold about humans’ uses, abuses and sharing of spaces with animals. The goal of her work, pieced together in her documentary We Animals, is to photograph our interactions with animals in such a way that the viewer finds new significance in these often ordinary, overlooked relationships.
Through her compelling photography and writing, Jo-Anne breaks down the artificial barriers we have erected between humans and non-human animals. Her work helps expose and bring much-needed attention to inhumane conditions in monkey breeding and bear bile farms, rodeos, and research labs across the planet.
To learn more about these important issues and view her amazing work, check out Jo-Anne’s articles One Green Planet:
- BUAV Investigation Reveals Heartbreaking Conditions at Monkey Breeding Farms
- A Behind-The-Scenes Look at a Moon Bear Rescue
- The Bush Meat Trade: Not Just Africa’s Problem
- Celebrating Compassion: The Canadian Empathy Awards
- The Calgary Stampede: How YOU Can Help End Cruelty at Canada’s Largest Rodeo
- Meet Yvette: The Chimp Who Survived 30 Years in Medical Research
Watch a recent talk Jo-Anne gave in Hawaii below:
For more of Jo-Anne’s photography and writings, visit her site at www.weanimals.org, or follow her on Facebook or Twitter @WeAnimals.