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Julia's mud bath

Julia’s mud bath, Farm Sanctuary My documentary work with animals attempts to cover a lot of ground but ultimately, it’s about illuminating the lives of individuals and sharing their personal stories. While we filmed The Ghosts in Our Machine, we met some animals who lived in sheds by the thousands, [...]

September 5, 2013 TGIOM Blog, Jo's Notes, News 4

Hot off the Press with Photographer Jo-Anne McArthur


Image Credit: Jo-Anne McArthur We are excited to share a new interview with photographer and main subject of THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE Jo-Anne McArthur of We Animals. The interview focuses on her work with Toronto Pig Save and in particular the abuses of the meat industry. THE WITNESS: PHOTOGRAPHER [...]

February 9, 2013 TGIOM Blog, Jo's Notes Comments Off on Hot off the Press with Photographer Jo-Anne McArthur

Celebrating Empathy


CELEBRATING EMPATHY By Jo-Anne McArthur Animal rights photographer / We Animals / Main human subject of The Ghosts In Our Machine The beauty of life is extraordinary. It’s sacred and always worth celebrating. (If you’re having a bad day and doubting this statement, skip this text and go right to [...]

December 12, 2012 TGIOM Blog, Jo's Notes Comments Off on Celebrating Empathy

Art: A Primary Ingredient for Revolution


“FOR RON”  Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur of her journal pages I want the book to be a meditation on the individuals I’ve met throughout the years. There have been hundreds of thousands, and many of them stay with me in my heart as I go forward doing this work. I [...]

October 13, 2012 TGIOM Blog, Jo's Notes 3



Sentience – I understood it innately when I was young, as many children do, without needing the proof of science or having to wade through and beyond the dialogue of anthropomorphism. A dog yelps from fear or loneliness or frustration. At that age, our intellect doesn’t argue away this fact [...]

May 27, 2012 TGIOM Blog, Jo's Notes Comments Off on SENTIENCE



My personal journey with the theme of “ghosts” – The journeys of the products we consume are invisible. Cartons of milk do not advertise “The cow (recognized as CP#437A) who brought you this product gave birth to five calves who were taken away at birth and turned into veal at [...]

May 19, 2012 TGIOM Blog, Jo's Notes 1