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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Janine B.
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1 year ago

All of this just breaks my heart.

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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
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1 year 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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Bill
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1 year ago

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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
Community Member
1 year 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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hunger games
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1 year ago

the metal must be cutting into him

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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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Brenda Pereira
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1 year ago

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Notice the dead piglets just thrown to the side on the left.

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#7

Pigs Consoling Each Other, Pig Farm

Pigs Consoling Each Other, Pig Farm

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The Zen Panda
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1 year 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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Erling Brendefur
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1 year ago

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And because of biohazards that animal will now be killed and destructed.

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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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Brenda Pereira
Community Member
1 year ago

so barbaric!

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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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Bernadett Nagy
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1 year ago

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its not the farms fault tho. broiler chickens grow up in 6 weeks 6 WEEKS their heart literally cannot handle their growth and weight (they are 2 kg /around 4 pound) and they are the most disgusting creatures on earth. (we do free range farming and these poor souls are just mass produced gene manipulated sponges. )

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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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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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Brenda Pereira
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't understand how anyone can be cruel enough to look at this animal and the sadness on his face and not have compassion for it.

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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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JayJayKay
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor piggie! Breathing fresh air for the first and last time. Because they will get killed so that humans can eat the flesh. Such a strange concept. If they were a dog, we would all run to get them out of there!

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#16

Ducklings On A Duck Farm, Ukraine

Ducklings On A Duck Farm, Ukraine

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Arild Settli
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1 year ago

Broken his legs

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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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Brenda Pereira
Community Member
1 year ago

Imagine they were humans.

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#18

A Lamb Drinking Milk From Its Mother

A Lamb Drinking Milk From Its Mother

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JayJayKay
Community Member
1 year ago

Baby lamb will be eaten. Mama sheep will get her babies taken away again and again and again... :(

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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
Community Member
1 year 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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Brenda Pereira
Community Member
1 year ago

The poor thing. How can we treat other beings so horribly. I gave up meat last year when I was made aware of factory farming. I just don't want to be a part of all this. Everyone needs to see these photos and the videos of factory farms and, above all else, the slaughterhouses.

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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
Community Member
1 year 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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Brenda Pereira
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, they do cry. Think of this when you are eating that burger. This creature knew enough to realize the hopelessness of it's situation,

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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
Community Member
1 year ago

This is the same fox.

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#24

Laboratory Rabbit

Laboratory Rabbit

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The Random Merp
Community Member
1 year 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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#25

A Terrified Raccoon Dog, Fur Farm In Poland

A Terrified Raccoon Dog, Fur Farm In Poland

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Jette Wang Wahnon
Community Member
1 year 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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Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah I think i understand. This is so the calves can not get any iron. no nails, etc for them to lick no access to grass. The food would be low iron. this is to get "nice looking" pale veal.

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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
Community Member
1 year 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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JayJayKay
Community Member
1 year ago

So sad, they never get to live the life that we give to our companion animals like dogs or cats. Even though they are even smarter than dogs. Let's change that!

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#29

Pig Screaming In Pain

Pig Screaming In Pain

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L McN
Community Member
1 year 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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Brenda Pereira
Community Member
1 year ago

Being kept just long enough to be cut into veal or to grow up and have a life like the mother, breeding, losing it's calf, and being milked until they can't do it any longer and end up in the slaughterhouse.

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