Entry Title: "Anti-Fairytale of Pigs"
Name: Joanna Garbacz , Poland
Category and Expertise: Deeper Perspective|Photo Essay and Feature Story|Other_FA, Non-Professional


Entry Description: People have always eaten meat and raised animals for slaughter and this is the way it worked and it is not likely to be ever changed. However, it is us, people who decide the quality of short lives of these vulnerable creatures born to meet their fate. Unfortunately, the reality of the animals' life is often marked by their undeserved suffering. The innocent animals live in terrible conditions, in cramped and dirty cages, without access to sunlight. They are frequently treated as objects during loading and transport to slaughterhouses and suffer greatly while being deprived of life.

Story: People have always eaten meat and raised animals for slaughter and this is the way it worked and it is not likely to be ever changed. However, it is us, people who decide the quality of short lives of these vulnerable creatures born to meet their fate. Unfortunately, the reality of the animals' life is often marked by their undeserved suffering and this makes me contradict and pose the following questions. Why a human being, who considers himself superior to other creatures, condemns the innocent animals to live in terrible conditions, often in cramped and dirty cages, without access to sunlight? Why during loading and transport to slaughterhouses, the animals are often treated as objects? Why in many cases, the animals suffer greatly while being deprived of life? Why, having a choice, people choose evil and suffering of other creatures? What actually is humanity for us humans? Joanna Garbacz

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