Animals’ Last Moments Captured on Film

Published by PETA.

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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