Andrew Skowron has been an animal rights activist for over 20 years, and for many years he's been documenting the reality of animals in factory farms. The places he visits and the images he sees on a daily basis are unbearable for most people, but Andrew keeps coming back and fighting even harder for the world to see the animals for who they truly are - friends, not food.

For the new decade, Andrew wrote a letter to everybody who loves animals and wants to see them free and happy.

Andrew

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#1

A Fox Making An Eye Contact During An Intervention On A Fur Farm

A Fox Making An Eye Contact During An Intervention On A Fur Farm

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Brenda Pereira 3 weeks ago

It's begging for you to save it by setting it free.

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"Hi, my name is Andrew. I've been working as a farm animal photographer for many years. Today, I want to ask you a favor for the new decade."

#2

A Pig Transported To Slaughter

A Pig Transported To Slaughter

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Brenda Pereira 3 weeks ago

That looks like a human eye.

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#3

Sleeping Piglets On A Pig Farm

Sleeping Piglets On A Pig Farm

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Jeff Requier 3 weeks ago

yes they are bacon seeds.

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"Every year, I visit numerous factory farms. Very often people don't want to look at my photos, not because they are bad, but because they show the reality our society doesn't want to see. We don't want to see the pain, the neglect, the suffering. We don't want to acknowledge the terrible crime we, as humans, committed towards the animals. And I get it, trust me. I know how difficult it is to see another living creature hurt. I've been to more factory farms than I can count, and the things I've seen will haunt me forever."

#4

A Pig Interacting With The Activists

A Pig Interacting With The Activists

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Brenda Pereira 3 weeks ago

Pigs are so intelligent.

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#5

A Sleeping Chinchilla On A Fur Farm

A Sleeping Chinchilla On A Fur Farm

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MacDudu 3 weeks ago

What a miserable existence before they are finally killed for their skins

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"Calves crying for their mothers, as they are taken away from them right after birth. Exhausted, exploited laying hens, practically featherless, barely breathing. Broiler chickens too heavy to lift their own bodies, unable to get to water or food. Minks and foxes going crazy in tiny cages of fur farms, with injuries to their paws and bodies. Quails kept in cages so small and dirty, they couldn't even dream of spreading their wings. Piglets having their tails cut off, teeth clipped, castrated with no anesthesia, screaming for help. Sows kept in farrowing crates, where they can't even turn around. Geese transported to slaughter in 40-degree heat."

#6

Motherhood In Factory Farms, Pig Farm

Motherhood In Factory Farms, Pig Farm

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Aaron Lindberg 3 weeks ago

these cages prevent the sow from rolling over and killing piglets

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Pigs Consoling Each Other, Pig Farm

Pigs Consoling Each Other, Pig Farm

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The Zen Panda 3 weeks ago

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"I've been to hell and I keep coming back. I get it - it's difficult to watch. But we cannot turn a blind eye on the way animals are treated on factory farms anymore. We cannot pretend they are not there, just because we can't hear their screams from our apartments. It's time to wake up. It's time to make an uprising."

#8

A Meeting With A Bull, Dairy Farm

A Meeting With A Bull, Dairy Farm

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Narunaru 3 weeks ago

That's a cow.

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#9

A Piglet Having Its Tail Cut Off Without Anesthesia

A Piglet Having Its Tail Cut Off Without Anesthesia

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"This next decade, I am asking you to be more open-minded. To do your research. I am asking you not to skip that slaughterhouse video. I am asking you to live according to your values - if you really love animals, help them. Don't eat them. Support animal rights activists, fight for the better world with us. Open your mind, eyes, and heart. The nightmare we created for the animals is real and difficult to accept, but if we unite and act now, as a community - we will win this fight and make this world a better place for the animals. And for ourselves."

#10

Broiler Chicken, Unable To Move

Broiler Chicken, Unable To Move

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Laura Thai 3 weeks ago

meat chickens are designed for this unfortunately. generally people slaughter them a bit before they splay out. Eventually they are too heavy. I raised meat birds. They lived a happy life until they died.

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#11

A Piglet Screaming In Pain, Pig Farm

A Piglet Screaming In Pain, Pig Farm

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Samantha Lomb 3 weeks ago

Pigs scream at literally everything they dislike, its their main defense mechanism. There is no guarantee this one is in pain rather than just unhappy

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"I believe in you. I believe your heart is stronger than your taste buds. I believe you don't want animals to suffer. I believe we're in this together. Let's make this new decade a new era."

#12

Terrified Fox, Waiting To Be Rescued, Fur Farm

Terrified Fox, Waiting To Be Rescued, Fur Farm

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Brenda Pereira 3 weeks ago

I hope he got rescued. There is no reason to wear fur in a world where it can be made from fabrics that are hard to tell from the real thing. What benefit is there in owning real fur?

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#13

Determining The Sex Of The Chickens

Determining The Sex Of The Chickens

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Slune 3 weeks ago

I'm only buying eggs where they don't shred the masculine chicks. Costs a bit more but makes me feeling better.

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#14

Dirty And Exhausted Pig On A Pig Farm In Poland

Dirty And Exhausted Pig On A Pig Farm In Poland

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Erling Brendefur 3 weeks ago

This is how pigs look. It is not possible to tell if this pig is sad or not from this picture.

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#15

A Pig Breathing Fresh Air For The First Time

A Pig Breathing Fresh Air For The First Time

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Ronald odom 3 weeks ago (edited)

1) there is no context to show where they are at. 2) carbon dioxide and oxygen are colorless so you can not tell how fresh it is. 3) if they did not get fresh air they would be dead.

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#16

Ducklings On A Duck Farm, Ukraine

Ducklings On A Duck Farm, Ukraine

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Ronald odom 3 weeks ago

yep its ducks.

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#17

Pigs Going To Slaughter In An Overcrowded Truck

Pigs Going To Slaughter In An Overcrowded Truck

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Charlese Bonca 3 weeks ago

Look like they just came from a fair. I can tell because of the blue stripes on the back.

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#18

A Lamb Drinking Milk From Its Mother

A Lamb Drinking Milk From Its Mother

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Charlese Bonca 3 weeks ago

What is wrong with this? Nothing.

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#19

A Raccoon Dog, Fur Farm In Poland

A Raccoon Dog, Fur Farm In Poland

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The Girl on Fire 3 weeks ago

People buy raccoon fur? And fox fur? Why. It's not only inhumane and stupid, it's ugly too

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#20

Sad And Lonely, Pig Farm

Sad And Lonely, Pig Farm

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He is love 3 weeks ago

so sad

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#21

An Activist Holding A One-Day-Old Broiler Chicken

An Activist Holding A One-Day-Old Broiler Chicken

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Samantha Lomb 3 weeks ago

You can't rescue broilers. They are genetically bred to get so heavy so fast they break legs, end up with deformed beaks etc. They cannot have quality of life beyond 6-8 weeks

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#22

A Crying Cow On The Way To Slaughterhouse

A Crying Cow On The Way To Slaughterhouse

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Charlese Bonca 3 weeks ago

Animals don't shed tears due to sadness. It's to clean their eyes. Just like dogs and cats and pigs and lambs.

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#23

A Curious Fox On A Fur Farm, Looking At Activists

A Curious Fox On A Fur Farm, Looking At Activists

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pepper 2015 3 weeks ago

This is the same fox.

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#24

Laboratory Rabbit

Laboratory Rabbit

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The Random Merp 3 weeks ago

There's so much wrong in this picture! Bunnies need a carpeted flooring, or else they'll get feet pains with their overly fluffy feet bottoms. Bunny has nothing to do, either, and nowhere to hide!

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A Terrified Raccoon Dog, Fur Farm In Poland

A Terrified Raccoon Dog, Fur Farm In Poland

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Jette Wang Wahnon 3 weeks ago

The fixed stare and tensed up body tells it all..

#26

Calves In Igloo Booths, Dairy Farm

Calves In Igloo Booths, Dairy Farm

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Lauren Misek 3 weeks ago

This is actually pretty nice compared to the single sheet uninsulated plywood calf shacks I've seen in my local rural areas. It's very sad but these little guys have it better than most.

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#27

Calves Separated From Their Mothers And Each Other, Dairy Farm

Calves Separated From Their Mothers And Each Other, Dairy Farm

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JayJayKay 3 weeks ago

This is so wrong! They should be with their moms!

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#28

Pigs Going To Slaughter, Trying To Breathe Fresh Air For The First Time

Pigs Going To Slaughter, Trying To Breathe Fresh Air For The First Time

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Kelley Shy 3 weeks ago

To assume that the pigs are "struggling to get fresh air" is absurd. Pigs are like dogs in a lot of ways. They are very curious in nature, have great hearing, and incredible sense of smell...for rooting out food that is underneath the soil. Pigs will always smell to get a sense of their surroundings, when their vision is blocked by something...just like dogs. If you have ever seen a pig pile (where all the pigs lay all over each other while they sleep), their snouts are crammed quite often, which they don't care...otherwise they would move to a more comfortable position.

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#29

Pig Screaming In Pain

Pig Screaming In Pain

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L McN 3 weeks ago

Or, just screaming for attention. Or just because they want to. You know, because they do that....

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#30

A Calf On A Dairy Farm, Kept In An Igloo Booth

A Calf On A Dairy Farm, Kept In An Igloo Booth

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Erling Brendefur 3 weeks ago

The calf is happy, waiting for its next meal. That is what most of them are all about. That and sleeping. Like human babies. 🙂

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