ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
We know that what we see is wrong.
Actually, it’s clear to all of us: our consumer behavior has been ecologically unsustainable for a long time. But instead of looking seriously for alternatives, we accept factory farming so that our daily piece of meat
is always available. To follow the latest trends, we wear clothes that
are produced under conditions unfit for humans and animals. For our recreational pleasure, we visit zoos where animals are kept far away from their natural habitat.
The belief that we can use certain species for our needs is ingrained in us: we capture and imprison them, wear their skin, eat their flesh and experiment on their bodies in the name of science. How is it that we make such distinctions between domestic and farm animals?
In addition to the massive ecological damage caused by the use of animals in agriculture – among other things, the contribution of factory farming to global warming is higher than that of the entire transport sector worldwide – animals that are bred and killed for their meat are insufficiently protected by existing laws. Legal requirements for better animal husbandry are long overdue.
For the project HIDDEN – Animals in the Anthropocene, 40 photographers have joined forces, including some of the world’s best-known wildlife photojournalists. With their photographs, they want to pay attention to this painful subject and raise awareness about the deplorable living conditions animals endure every day.
HIDDEN was initiated by We Animals | Media. In a world shaped by humans the globally active organization wants to tell the story of animals.