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The Ghosts In Our Machine
With the exception of our companion animals and a few wild and stray species within our urban environments, we experience animals daily as the food, clothing, animal tested goods and entertainment we make of them. This moral dilemma is often hidden from our view.
"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. "The Ghosts in our Machine" charts McArthur’s efforts to bring wider attention to a topic that most of humankind strives hard to avoid. Are non-human animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights?