This photographer wants to inspire conversation about humanity's insatiable appetite for meat.
Warning: Mature Audiences Only
Though the long-held tradition of consuming meat is rarely challenged or contemplated by the average consumer, photographer Anja Grundboeck is bringing the conversation to the table this year – just in time for Thanksgiving in the United States. Considering over three hundred million turkeys are killed every year for the holiday, the topic of insatiable mass meat consumption is worth discussing.
The artist’s series, “meat lovers“, seeks to draw attention to exactly this. The gruesome photos (which are not for the faint of heart) depict humans in place of animals, strung up and being slaughtered before they’re cut up, packaged, and shipped to a supermarket. The photographer shared with Bored Panda:
“If one acknowledges humans and animals as equal living creatures, then our behaviour towards animals is more than questionable on an ethical and moral level.
To demonstrate what pain humans cause, “meat lovers” puts humans into the role of the animal. The images shall encourage humans to get a sense of the enormous effects on us and to critically question these.”
Whatever your opinion is on consuming animals, the following photo series might cause you to re-think which foods you drop into your cart this holiday season…
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