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In the name of fashion.

While the fur industry is being banned in an increasing number of countries, we continue to keep millions of foxes in small barren wire cages until they are killed for their fur. Death is by anal electrocution, which can take up to 10 seconds, to avoid damaging the fur—the industry's priority.

Awards

Color Photography Contest

2023

People’s Vote Award

Photojournalism

Professional

Nominee

Photojournalism

Professional

In the name of fashion.

While the fur industry is being banned in an increasing number of countries, we continue to keep millions of foxes in small barren wire cages until they are killed for their fur. Death is by anal electrocution, which can take up to 10 seconds, to avoid damaging the fur—the industry's priority.

About Artist

Jo-Anne McArthur

About Jo-Anne McArthur: Jo-Anne McArthur is an award-winning photographer, author, photo editor, and sought-after speaker. Through her long-term body of work, We Animals, she has documented our complex relationship with animals around the globe. Since 1998, her work has taken her to over sixty countries. In 2019 she founded We Animals Media. McArthur’s books include HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene (We Animals Media, 2020), with co-editor Keith Wilson; Captive (Lantern Books, 2017); and We Animals (Lantern Books, 2014). She has also been a jury member for World Press Photo and Mont Photo. McArthur’s photography and writing has been in publications such as National Geographic and National Geographic Traveller, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Lens Culture, Medium, VICE, Canadian Geographic, DAYS Japan, Helsingin Sanomat, Der Spiegel, PhotoLife magazine, Huffington Post, Outdoor Photography, and Feature Shoot. About We Animals Media: We Animals Media (WAM) brings visibility to hidden animals through compelling photo and videojournalism. As the world’s leading animal photojournalism agency, it is our mission to document the stories of animals in the human environment — those used for food, fashion, entertainment, and experimentation — and to connect those stories to the individuals and organizations who can amplify their reach. Our growing network of award-winning photographers and videographers extends throughout the world, capturing images from a broad and diverse spectrum of animal industries. Together, we have created the world’s most comprehensive collection of animal photojournalism. This globally accessible resource is made available for free to anyone working to inspire compassion, conversation and change.

Jo-Anne McArthur

Photographic Areas of Focus

Domestic Animals, Nature, Photojournalism, Portrait, Wildlife

Location

Canada

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