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Animals’ Last Moments Captured on Film

Written by PETA | July 1, 2010

As a writer, I’ve never really liked the adage “a picture is worth a thousand words.” But even I had to admit its truth after looking at these jaw-dropping images of animals’ last moments inside slaughterhouses. The photos are the work of Italian photographer Tommaso Ausili and are part of a series titled “The Hidden Death,” for which Ausili won the prestigious L’Iris D’Or/Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year award. The series explores the fact that “Neatly packaged meat in supermarkets is often completely detached in consumers’ minds from the process of its production.” I could say more, but the photos are so powerful that I will give my keyboard a rest and let the images speak for themselves.


©Tommaso Ausili/contrasto
Tommaso Ausili Photograph


©Tommaso Ausili/contrasto
Tommaso Ausili Photograph


©Tommaso Ausili/contrasto
Tommaso Ausili Photograph


Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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  • cyncEmborry says:

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  • Raphael Echeverria says:

    I do have an email about “Corrida de Toros” I like to let the hole world look at it. That’s the crueless thing to do in this cevilizacion how pepol can do that for a money a did cry when I was clsing the email.

  • Lynn Nelson says:

    Look people It really doesn’t matter is ‘these’ particular pics are real or not. The TRUTH is any type of slaughterhouse is a true ‘house of horrors’. All animals are creatures of earth who deserve to be free from any type of torment by other creatures of earth. I’ve been a vegan for over 20 yrs and it’s so much easier than most people think. If u really believe in ‘live and let live’ going vegan is quite simple. Animals have been tormented by the human race for way to long. If u can’t look into your own ‘pets’ eyes and slaughter it for its’ flesh u should eat any flesh at all.

  • CommonSense says:

    We must stop animals eating animals too…we must all eat subsidized corn and soy because growing acres and acres of crops doesn’t have any impact on our world.