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  • "All pigs go to heaven." -Hannah
  • She’s in someone’s stomach now” -Hannah
  • "Baby blue. Just like me and you." -Hannah
  • "Our skin is the same." -Hannah
  • "Sniffs and sawdust. It's so hard to let them go." -Hannah
  • "A photo is worth a thousand words. Their eyes express millions." -Hannah
  • "I try to deal by helping as much as I can, but I need to do more." -Hannah
  • "Looking into their eyes will lift society's blinders off your own; See them for who they are, and what they are going through." -Hannah
  • "I can't imagine what she thinks peering out into this world in which she needlessly suffers." -Hannah
  • "She spoke back to me." -Hannah
  • "A long ride on a hot day. She's sick to her stomach." -Hannah
  • "She looked just terrified. Wouldn't you be scared too if you were in her shoes?" -Hanna
  • "Look at her and the soft morning sun shining. How can the majority of humans believe her body and flesh to be proper for dining?" -Hannah
  • "Eyes of sorrow and pain. A life of freedom she will never attain." -Hannah
  • "I carry them home in my heart." -Hannah
  • "I am their witness to bring you all closer to each animal trapped inside." -Hannah
  • "When we touch, they rarely pull away. Our noses drew closer and closer until that final feeling; both on my nose and in my heart. I'll never forget the softness of her snout skin." -Hannah
  • "Light in their eyes shadowed by the darkness straight ahead." -Hannah
  • "Their last moments are biographic; caught in the middle of traffic." -Hannah
  • "How can they put a cost on their innocent lives? Cost and worth are two very different things." -Hannah
  • "I'm was right there with them and it mattered." -Hannah
  • "In this moment, we defied every opponent. The love lives on." -Hannah
  • "I don't think we can even begin to imagine." -Hannah
  • "Hope for their freedom, each and every day." -Hannah
  • "This is who and what #bacon looks like." -Hannah
  • "Skin so similar to our own." -Hannah
  • "Never forget her face." -Hannah
  • "You can see it in their eyes." -Hannah
  • "Denied proper care, it isn't fair." -Hannah
  • "Only two of the billions we've made go." -Hannah
  • "Today at sunrise; She tried to get through it and out alive. She didn't make it; I can confirm how she cried." -Hannah
  • "It isn't just their death we have to grieve; it's their entire lives." -Hannah
  • Trying to make it out alive, to escape the brutal force of human “kind”. -Hannah
  • What I have witnessed is shocking.” -Hannah
  • "Showing a love and kindness most have forgotten." -Hannah
  • "Pigs are people too." -Hannah
  • "Headed toward an outcome so terrible those who contribute to the demand of it happening are too cowardly to face." -Hannah
  • "Grief may be a thing we all have in common; but it feels different to an animal lover. It isn’t just their death we have to grieve, it is their life." -Hannah
  • "Let yourself feel what you are seeing." -Hannah
  • "Their tortured souls cry out to me, By-products of an industry." -Hannah
  • "Bred to die for us to eat, Their souls slowly approach defeat." -Hannah
  • "A life considered nothing more than "meat". -Hannah
  • "Their freedom should not come with defeat." -Hannah
  • "How can something as stupid as meat come from an animal so intelligent?" -Hannah
  • "The eyes of sorrow and pain; someone unloved." -Hannah
  • "Soul cries too deep for words." -Hannah
  • "If these photos do not kick you in the stomach, then you are not someone I wish to know." -Hannah
  • Opening eyes to save lives” -Hannah
  • "Knowing the truth is troubling to both the heart and soul." -Hannah
  • "Truckload after truckload." -Hannah
  • "If you consume an animal in any form, you consume their suffering and that's what you become. I can't even imagine their terror." -Hannah
  • "How would you feel knowing you had no other way to get out?" -Hannah
  • "They have no other choice." -Hannah
  • "Screaming for help at the top of their lungs into a void where so few hear or are willing to help." -Hannah
  • It is impossible to describe what it feels like to say goodbye” -Hannah
  • "These animals are curious, innocent and afraid. They have endured a horrific life and a horrendous journey; It all came to an end yesterday for them." -Hannah
  • "It breaks my heart in two, Still i'll always be there for you." -Hannah
  • "I wish more than anything, I could have taken you from that truck. To quench your thirst and heal your wounds, to somehow change your luck. Your innocent eyes still haunt me, such despair inside that machine. So I made you a promise that fateful day, to expose what you experienced and to make sure you are seen." -Hannah
  • "We must never stop being angry with the pain and suffering we inflict on animals." -Hannah
  • "It’s a really easy crime to get away with because it is a really hard one to get people to pay attention to or even understand the way their daily choices affect these animals entire lives." -Hannah
  • "How can they put a price on their innocent lives? Cost and worth are two very different things." -Hannah
  • "Why do I even try? when the barriers are so great and the lows are so high?" -Hannah
  • "Some ask why I even try- With barriers so ample and lows so high. My heart always cries- But it is worth it for the opportunity to say my goodbyes." -Hannah
  • "I capture their photos- victims of human crime. But when you see their faces online- their bodies are being prepared for dinner time." -Hannah
  • "I connected deeply with the animals trapped inside. Two pigs pressed their faces against the grate towards me- I reached out to offer as much love and sympathy I could muster. My heart tore with desire to set them free." -Hannah
  • "Each time I visit a slaughterhouse it is a different experience. Each situation is incomparable- each animal is unique. I will remember these days as long as I live." -Hannah
  • "Be open to receive their message; They are pleading for us all to understand." -Hannah
  • "The value of their values is not predicated by the price." -Hannah
  • "I shed my tears- offering my love and sympathies- trying to cure their fears." -Hannah
  • "So much less than they deserve." -Hannah
  • You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel.” -Hannah
  • "Knowing the truth will change the way you see just about everything- and you will be haunted with the heart-penetrating curiosity of how others can be so blind." -Hannah
  • "Hardly different than your dogs snout." -Hannah
  • "Her story of suffering exposes itself when you look within the darkness of her soft sad eye." -Hannah
  • "I wish I could save every animal. It breaks my heart to let them go. However, the least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves." -Hannah
  • "Expressions of fear- eyes shedding tears." -Hannah
  • "Each moment they suffer they are carried closer to this impending life ending." -Hannah
  • "As summer temperatures are on the rise, these pigs suffer that much more until their final demise. Animals in transport are spared no extra consideration." -Hannah
  • "Expressions on her face portray such similarities to ourselves if we were in their position." -Hannah 
  • "Too few of us listen to what they are trying to say." -Hannah
  • "Their last moments are final. Next you’ll find their cut up bodies for sale in the meat isle." -Hannah 
  • "Her life has been destroyed by now- although I met her just that morning." -Hannah
  • "I whisper to my heart goodnight. in recognition that tomorrow morning I will bear another heartbreaking goodbye." -Hannah
  • "What’s the difference between a dog locked in ahot car and a cow trapped in a hot trailer?" -Hannah
  • "Too few of us are paying attention. It isn't that the connection is beyond comprehension; We were taught a lie that these animals do not deserve our affection." -Hannah
  • "Moments from their final destination." -Hannah
  • "My heart can’t digest the insanity of it all." -Hannah
  • "Watch a movie like Charlotte’s Web or Babe and you will sympathize and root for the pigs. You will hope that the pig in jeopardy will escape slaughter and get to live. This pig I connected with that day is, to me, a real life example of these loveable animated characters. Wilbur in Charlotte's web claimed over and over again, "I don't wanna die, I don't wanna die!!". No one wants to die." Just like humans, pigs have individual personalities with a wide range of traits and emotions." -Hannah
  • "Some pigs are more playful than others, some are more serious, some are more daring and some are shyer. Some pigs seem to handle stress better than others who may suffer with depression. Pigs experience both positive and negative emotions and can feel happiness, sadness, grief and pain. Pigs are aware of their suffering and losses." Pigs are highly sensitive animals and can become quickly bored, anxious and depressed when confined to cramped spaces and mistreated. If only everyone knew how wonderful pigs are and believed that they deserve to live and be treated with equal love and consideration." -Hannah
  • "Exhausted, resting on one another. Thirsty, Crammed in a slaughter-truck enduring the summer heat- begging for water. No one deserves to be treated this way. Please recognize these animals for the truly intelligent and adorable living sentient beings they are." -Hannah
  • "Outrageously comparable to Esther the Wonder Pig. They all deserve a life of swimming pools but most of all love. Equal consideration- empathy and compassion for what they are going through. We must raise our level of unity to include all animals- not only ourselves as human beings. "Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” -Hannah
  • "A brief interaction of love and sympathy before retreating to the corner in solitude and despair. Hopelessness and devastation." -Hannah
  • "That stunning colour will haunt me forever. That look of terror I couldn't imagine in my own eyes I saw right in front of me in the living being of another. Both pigs covered in scratches. both pigs suffering-trapped with no way out. Both pigs surrounded by shocking colour of red blood on the floor of their torture chamber. Both pigs terrified and afraid for their lives. Brown eyes, blue eyes. Have you ever really looked into a pigs eyes? They are so similar to ours it is heart breaking." -Hannah
  • "These babies are all only 4-6 months old. They were taken away from their mothers. They are not fed on route and are given no water to drink. On day's like today: so hot and muggy~ "We don't know what to do" "We are prodded and poked, forced where we don't want to go. They squeeze us in so tight, "Where are they taking us?" We don't know." Fencing materials inside the truck may freighted the pigs. Sun shining bright through the grate windows may be their first experience of sunlight their entire lives. Vibrations and movements may induce motion sickness and because of all previous experience they are bound to be full of fear. "We know from the field that the rate of dead on arrival (DOA) is higher in the summer than in the cooler months" In the case of these pigs, the trailer was stalled for only a few moments, allowing us to share water and connect with the pigs. Take their photograph providing us the opportunity to share their story; what they are going through. In hopes of a more compassionate world where each and every individual us considered with the love and empathy we all deserve." -Hannah
  • "We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity" – Rachel Carson "Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is"... wow. I was thinking along these lines just this morning. What we are doing to these animals is so unimaginably severe~with our violent, abusive and murderous actions towards them. None of us can even begin to imagine what they are going through.This has created such cognitive dissonance~ such a mis-connection for who these beings are, what they are capable of, what they are going through and how our actions encourage if not cause their unbelievable pain and suffering. "Thou shall not kill" and you may never have~ but please consider how your actions, beliefs, routines and daily practices are affecting these animals. We are all connected and everything comes from somewhere. These products they have deceived you with by calling "bacon", "pork", "beef" and "steak" are ~ in reality ~ the deceased mangled bodies of innocent beings; bred and born into our world to only experience pain suffering and heartache. They are murdered as children and at this time their faces, souls and stories are forgotten, disregarded and/or disrespected behind a 'fancy' label of 'packaged food'. These animals deserve so much more. I know in my heart if the people yelling "bacon" our their windows at us yesterday were to have seen the pigs with their own eyes~ their own hearts~ they would have had a change of mind. Bearing witness is the most powerful experience I have ever come to know. It changes you. Connecting with a being, moments before their unwarranted death and destruction. Knowing their murder is everything you feel in your heart is wrong~ but there is nothing you can do to stop it. It changes you." -Hannah
  • "Pig's brown eye staring, longing for freedom. “When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.” - A.D Williams I share this series of photos to allow others the same precious opportunity of connection I shared with this pig that one morning. Featured in this series of 8 heart-changing photos in only one pig. One pig sharing with us his/her story of pain and torture but most of all, this pig is sharing his/her story of truth. As horrific and heart-wrenching as these photos may appear, the reality of his/her experience is that much worse. We think it's sad looking into their cage, but imagine how they feel looking out... As hard as these photos may be to look at and/or encourage others to see, ignoring the animals experience of trauma and abuse does not make this horror go away. In fact, it will only make it worse. "Look deep into the eyes of any animal, and then for a moment, trade places, their life becomes as precious as yours and you become as vulnerable as them. Now smile if you believe all animals deserve our respect and our protection, for in a way, they are us, and we are them." On such a massive scale, the true affects of our actions towards these animals and their demise is impossible to digest. I truly believe in the power of bearing witness and in the power of each individual animal's story. We have heard the statistics, we have read the facts and we know we have to stop this. We need not only a drastic change of our collective mind but also a change of heart towards creating a place for all animals there to reside. Bearing witness to the stories behind these photos and statistics is a critical first step to create the conversations that will lead to change. Be the change you wish to see in the world." -Hannah
  • "Its an eerie thought isn't it? The animal you are seeing here is now dead. Tomorrow there will be another new animal. Another round of them. The same trucks featuring all new lives. The same slaughterhouse murdering all new souls. The same 'meat', but all different individuals. New faces, but the same terrorized eyes and look of fear. Another day. Another day to which hundreds of animals will not survive to see the the end of, or live to see the next." -Hannah
  • "I witnessed these four cows together. Separated from the others within their elevated enclosure. They did peer down at me, they sniffed my fingers; they wondered who I was. However, my time spent with these cows this morning was not about my offering of sympathy and love but; on the other hand~ my witnessing of the cows; their intelligence, capacity and ability to feel and share these emotions among one another instead of only with us 'on the outside'. What I witnessed this morning changed me forever. The cows featured in this album were seeking comfort and consolation from one another. Cows were displaying sympathy for one another's situation. Cows consoling one another, and then switching placement to return the favour. They seemed to gain comfort and assurance by simply being together. Knowing they are all going through the same thing and no matter what, they had one another. For now, they were alive. I truly believe this album displays the intelligence and cognitive ability of these animals. More than that, their capacity of feelings and ability to sympathize with one another. The ability to offer one another comfort and love during times of distress and fear. The willingness and urge to save their own, and the lives of others lives ~if only given the chance. These cows today, they wanted to live. They were scared. They were agitated, confused and they needed our help. I do not share my witnessed account today to disrespect what these animals are going through or say in any way that their vicious death is manageable for them~ or us." -Hannah
  • "Allow your self to re-think, maybe think twice about the production and consumption of 'meat' and animal products. No one wants to die. No one deserves to be treated this way. Especially for something as destructive and unnecessary as the production and consumption of meat and dairy products. Please consider a more compassionate way of living. You can make a difference and it starts with everything you eat, every single day! With so many alternatives available, it has never been easier to make the switch to cruelty-free eating and truly compassionate living." -Hannah
  • "She is crying in this photo- crying from both her heart and her soul." -Hannah
  • "I was afraid to let people know because some part of me felt like I let it happen and I didn’t want anyone to see me differently." -Hannah
  • "Picture a dog with it's snout hanging out the car window. This is a complete contrast." -Hannah
  • "Pink nose. There she goes." -Hannah
  • "Please just take a look; in honour of the life they took." -Hannah
  • "She reached out with a bloody snout. Both of us wishing there was a way to get her out." -Hannah
  • "Trying to make the worst seem better." -Hannah
  • "She knows if I could determine her freedom I would let her." -Hannah
  • "Look into her eyes- It is the least that you can do before she dies." -Hannah
  • "At the very least, we were together." -Hannah
  • "I struggle with the part of me that demands I never let them go." -Hannah
  • "This is a heartache. This is a mistake." -Hannah
  • "It tears my heart when I’m there with you. But when I’m not there, I know it still happens and I feel it too." -Hannah
  • "You should know. That something isn’t right here." -Hannah
  • "I never wanted to let her go, but now she’s out of sight forever." -Hannah
  • "Feels like I’m caught in the middle." -Hannah
  • "I want to protect them all, I couldn’t, now I sit in bed crying curled up in a ball." -Hannah
  • "They couldn’t give me one reason to let you go." -Hannah
  • "If I had a highway, we would run for the hills." Hannah
  • "If they’ve let you in my trailer, I’d save you from the kill." -Hannah
  • "Here I am, next to you. The sky was blue." -Hannah
  • "I have to imagine living my life without you now, never having you around." -Hannah
  • "Nothing could ever justify this." -Hannah
  • "They now have wings to help them fly." -Hannah
  • "There are many watching over us." -Hannah
  • "The soft rising run was shining. Too soon their bodies will be prepared for human consumption considered dining." -Hannah
  • "Her hopeful bright eyes, destroyed by our long-held lies." -Hannah
  • "It was like a glimpse through our eyes into our souls." -Hannah
  • "By understanding animals more deeply we can begin to understand our selves." -Hannah
  • "I talk to animals and they talk back to me." -Hannah
  • "Being a bridge between non-human animals and my kind is difficult." -Hannah
  • I see both sides of that bridge and the two pictures do not match up with one another.”-Hannah
  • "The first time I bore witness I couldn’t believe what I saw; what was happening right in front of my eyes. I couldn’t understand it; I couldn’t digest it. I couldn’t succumb to the situation. I still can’t. I never will. I will never “under stand” what we are doing to these animals. I do, however, feel the need to understand our human ways; what has led us to this insane massacre of our animal friends; why so many of us are willing to turn a a blind eye and agree it is right; most of all: I must understand what is it going to take to stop all of this." -Hannah
  • "For me, it took seeing what the animals are going through (even just inside those slaughter-trucks before entering the slaughterhouse) to understand my part or contribution in the abuse of animals and what i must do to stop it. Aside from turning to a vegan lifestyle, once I saw the animals that day. We starred into one another souls. I felt like I made a promise to that first cow I saw; “I will do whatever I can, whatever it takes to save future animals suffering just like you.” -Hannah
  • "From that moment on, Toronto slaughter-houses have become like a second home for me. Mind you, an extremely smelly uncomfortable abusive murderous home I would never even step inside but something about the energy I carry with me each time. It’s like I have created a portal for myself and the animals along that last road leading to their death. It is the most powerful force in my life right now." -Hannah
  • "They call me back each and every time." -Hannah
  • "No matter how often I bear witness, I have never felt so hopeless. What brings me back; to life in most cases after witnessing such deafening (deathening) atrocity is sharing the animals story." -Hannah
  • "To me, this immortalizes the animals forever. They haunt me already; each moment of connection and moment; but to also share what they are going through~ that carries on the energy of not only each animal but also their experience; shared only in hopes and opening eyes, minds and hearts to a more compassionate and cruelty-free way of living. A more compassionate way of loving. That is what keeps me, and I believe the animals alive." -Hannah
  • "The opportunity to take; the connection you make." -Hannah
  • "There are so many things that may happen- that usually happen- that may prohibit your viewing or take away from those few moments of opportunity. The more I go the more I find myself wondering what will happen this time? What will they do to hide the pigs and what they are going through? Never the less. This is not only a risk I break but again- an opportunity I take- each and every time I visit the slaughterhouse. I hope for the best. I hope for blessed timing and I pray for a chance of connection with the animals trapped inside the slaughter-truck." -Hannah
  • "Sometimes I am forced to watch trucks pass-by while police interrogate me and my efforts. Sometimes I watch helplessly as the slaughter-trucks hit green light after green-light and there is no way for me to run to catch up." -Hannah
  • "When you do get those few blessedly-timed moments with the animals, the experience will break your heart each and every time. What you see, what you smell, what you hear; the reality you can’t escape that suddenly surrounds you. Each time I reach out to an animal I am struck by not only the misfortune of their circumstance; the situation that lies before my eyes, but also their individuality- their personality and eagerness to see who I am; understand what I am doing there." -Hannah
  • "No matter how abused and brutalized these animals have been their entire lives; they always come running to the window. They are always so gentle and curious. They reach out to smell my fingers and maybe put them in their mouth; always so careful and self-aware to never graze me with their teeth. They may not understand why they themselves or I am there; but I believe they do understand I am there for them: trying to help. I believe the animals know that I am never going to hurt them and if anything I am there to witness their story, try to provide comfort and offer my sympathy and love; I share their story with as many people as people as I can in hopes of helping the many other pigs that suffer/will suffer just like the pigs in front of me." -Hannah
  • "Connections with animals I have made through the grate of slaughter-truck transports the past year and a half have been the most emotional of my life and the faces I have seen will haunt me forever. Words can not begin to describe the experience of looking into the eyes of someone who is about to die, not only against their will but yours too. Knowing there is nothing you can do to stop it; There is no such experience that will chill and fill you with such surreal feelings of helplessness, desperation, hopelessness and devastation." -Hannah
  • "No matter what happens each time I hurl myself in such position necessary for an opportunity to connect with the animals we eat as they are sent to slaughter; No matter how long we may *look into each other’s eyes* I am changed, each time, forever." -Hannah
  • "The weight of their ghosts: From dark to light." -Hannah
  • "How can we not see their suffering. How can we not feel their pain or hear their screams for our help. Some of us have and for it is a shrill roar. an undeniable call for your help. Hear their roar." -Hannah
  • "Being able to experience pain is not uniquely human." -Hannah
  • "Everyone wakes up in the morning and eats their bacon as if there is no problem in the world." -Hannah
  • "Animals on factory farms never see the light of day." -Hannah
  • "They go from the size of your fist to 250 pounds in 5 months." -Hannah
  • Just for a piece of meat.” -Hannah
  • "When it costs more than its worth its not worth having." -Hannah
  • "A shot to the head just so you can be fed." -Hannah
  • "Essentially they are putting on weight before their bones are even developed." -Hannah
  • "Some of them can't even walk." -Hannah