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Animal rights activist Jo-Anne McArthur: "There's a war on animals"

Photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur joined #FusionRiseUp on a panel that highlighted “Earth in the Digital Age,” along with shark conservation advocate Madison Stewart and Fusion Environmental Correspondent Nico Ibarguen. The panel was moderated by Molly Swenson, the COO of RYOT.

McArthur, the subject of the documentary “The Ghosts in Our Machine,” has been photographing the treatment of animals across all seven continents for the past 15 years. In the past few years she has focused on animals living in factory farms, where they’re raised in confinement to become meat or fur. She calls herself a war photographer — a title that is purposefully controversial.

“Hopefully people will think about that and think, well, maybe she means there’s a war on animals,” McArthur said. “Which there is. That’s how I see it.”

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“I’m part of a big and growing movement that’s going to change the world for animals,” she told the crowd.


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