Credit: Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals Media
Back in 2014, Toronto-based photo-journalist Jo-Anne McArthur was awarded a TPP grant for her ‘We Animals’ Humane Education Program, a program comprised of a series of humane education presentations for groups of youth and adults. The purpose of the program was to foster awe, curiosity, and critical thinking about our relationship with animals.
Today, after years of documenting the plight of animals on all seven continents and authoring two books, We Animals (2014) and Captive (2017), McArthur continues to ask the tough questions about how we, as humans, relate to animals through her new venture, We Animals Media.
We Animals Media (WAM) is a media agency focused on the stories of animals trapped in the human world and is anchored by a new website created by McArthur and her team to show, not tell, the stories of animals—from gentle depictions of the human-animal bond to the terrible cruelties of factory farming—through journalism, film, and photography.