French photographer Mathias de Lattre traveled to Southern Europe to photograph Greyhounds and other hunting hounds who were tortured and discarded because they didn’t perform “well” for hunters in the previous season.

He said the animals were “rescued from hell.” Most had been abandoned by hunters and were starving, but some were tied to trees and abused or tortured until they were killed. Rather than show the dogs in those conditions, he decided to take beautiful portraits of the dogs who were rescued to show that they are so much more than just a tool for hunting.

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To help other dogs in this sad situation, de Lattre made a catalog of the photos, and a hefty portion of donations made to it go toward organizations that fight to save these magnificent dogs.

Doug

 

Aitch

 

Armani

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Flamme and Linda

Gazhal

Kyra

Milo

Valuska

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Venda

Harry and Milka

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Lili

 

All image source: Mathias de Lattre