Death Trap I, Eastern Market, Detroit MI (35mm)

'As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will always be battlefields.'
- Leo Tolstoy

Photographed over a few years, this series joins in the photo documentation of the agri-business industry responsible for the absolute worst sort of treatment and suffering of animals at the hands of humans.

Recent reports outline a global shift in thinking around the emotional lives of animals, and the growing interest in protecting their rights. This increase in public awareness and effective campaigning has encouraged policymakers to review conditions for farmed animals, cetaceans in captivity, primates in labs, fur farming and threatened habitats.

The emergence of sanctuaries all over North American and parts of Europe offers an alternative life for animals rescued from imprisonment, slaughter, and consumption.