We Animals is creating photos of animals who need our help.
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$3,817
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Hi! My name is Jo-Anne McArthur, I'm a photojournalist and the founder of the We Animals project.

My mission with We Animals has always been to tell the stories of invisible animals caught in the human world – those used for food, fashion, entertainment, work, religion, and experimentation.

I have always allowed my images to be used free of charge because, above all, I want the stories of animals to be told. So even if you’re not able to support my work at the moment, know that these photos are still there for you to use when you’re speaking up for animals.

We Animals images have already been used in hundreds of animal advocacy campaigns around the world. They’re being used on book covers, in viral videos, on billboards, in classrooms, and in parliaments around the world, making animals visible in more places than ever before.

Today, thanks to the incredibly generous support of our Patreon family, my team and I have made thousands of images and video clips available for free on the We Animals Archive, with more content being added all the time. From the archive, we send out images every single day, with requests coming in from everyone from the largest animal protection groups in the world to the newest grassroots organization in your hometown. Supporting We Animals is supporting the entire animal protection movement! We want to make sure that whenever any advocate is putting resources together, they have access to compelling images and footage of the individuals we’re all fighting for.

I’m so excited that We Animals now has a small team of creative staff. It’s our goal to continue to provide material to animal advocates around the world free of charge. Having a stable funding base for the team has changed the project and my life, and has meant that the truth about what happens to animals has reached a wider audience than ever before.

Our goal is a stable funding base of $10,000 per month. With this, we can:
  • Manage and keep adding to weanimalsarchive.org, a free resource of thousands of high-resolution images and video clips of animals that have already been used in hundreds of campaigns around the world. We have staff working on the archive all the time, adding new content, editing, curating, and making sure compelling images and video clips are available to the entire animal protection movement. 
  • Produce an Animal Rights Photography Masterclass to help train more photographers to document the lives of animals caught in the human world. To be released in 2019. 
  • Pay for investigations and other travel, including planes, trains and automobiles (The team and I are on the road six to eight months each year), accommodations, food, photography and filming equipment, repairs, hard drives, insurance, and so forth.
  • Take on long term projects that allow me and the We Animals team to shine a spotlight on individual industries with books and social media projects. In 2017, with your support, I released my second book, Captive, and ran a companion social media project, A Year of Captivity.
  • Employ people to help me with web development, social media, shooting, videography, project management, organizational growth, newsletters and other communications; scheduling the We Animals Humane Education Programs and a growing number of speaking events.

Thank you so much for reading, thank you for your support thus far, and thank you for becoming a patron of We Animals! We Animals asks you to look and to not turn away. Thank you for bearing witness with us. Your support is making change happen. Together, we’re creating a more compassionate world for all.

Tiers
$5 MEMBERSHIP TIER
$5 or more per month 111 patrons
I'm so grateful for your support of We Animals! Thank you for believing in me and my team. You'll have access to a periodic patron-only update about what we’re up to and we'll send you an occasional snail-mail card featuring an exclusive We Animals image to say thank you.
$10 MEMBERSHIP TIER
$10 or more per month 106 patrons
Thank you for believing in me and the We Animals project. To show our gratitude, we’ll send you an 8x10 We Animals print! You'll also have access to a periodic patron-only update about what we’re up to and we'll send you an occasional snail-mail card featuring an exclusive We Animals image to say thank you. 
$20 MEMBERSHIP TIER
$20 or more per month 61 patrons
Thank you so very much!! Let’s talk: with this perk, you’ll get access to an exclusive webinar with me twice a year. I’ll answer your questions and we’ll talk all things We Animals! You'll also receive an 8x10 print, have access to a periodic patron-only update about what we’re up to, and we'll send you an occasional snail-mail card featuring an exclusive We Animals image to say thank you. 
$50 MEMBERSHIP TIER
$50 or more per month 14 patrons
You are crazy generous! Wow! As a token of my appreciation, I’ll send you a 16x20 We Animals print. You'll also have access to our two exclusive webinars each year, a periodic patron-only update about what we’re up to, and we'll send you an occasional snail-mail card featuring an exclusive We Animals image to say thank you. 
$100 MEMBERSHIP TIER
$100 or more per month 10 patrons
Um... I'm a bit speechless here. Thank you, thank you, thank you! For your generosity, I’d love to send you a signed copy of one of my books (or a large print, if you already have the books!). And let's talk soon so that I can thank you in person. You'll also have access to our two exclusive webinars each year, a periodic patron-only update about what we’re up to, and we'll send you an occasional snail-mail card featuring an exclusive We Animals image to say thank you. 
$500 MEMBERSHIP TIER
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Just wow. You’re incredible. This is serious business! Let’s talk soon and figure out a perk that works for you! You’re making SO MUCH happen with this level of support. Will I or one of my team be in your city soon, or you in ours Let’s have dinner! You’ll have access to all the other perks as well, of course. Let’s talk business! 
Goals
$3,817 of $10,000 per month
  • Manage and keep adding to weanimalsarchive.org, a free resource of thousands of high-resolution images and video clips of animals that have already been used in hundreds of campaigns around the world. We have staff working on the archive all the time, adding new content, editing, curating, and making sure compelling images and video clips are available to the entire animal protection movement. 
  • Produce an Animal Rights Photography Masterclass to help train more photographers to document the lives of animals caught in the human world. To be released in 2019. 
  • Pay for investigations and other travel, including planes, trains and automobiles (The team and I are on the road six to eight months each year), accommodations, food, photography and filming equipment, repairs, hard drives, insurance, and so forth.
  • Take on long term projects that allow me and the We Animals team to shine a spotlight on individual industries with books and social media projects. In 2017, with your support, I released my second book, Captive, and ran a companion social media project, A Year of Captivity.
  • Employ people to help me with web development, social media, shooting, videography, project management, organizational growth, newsletters and other communications; scheduling the We Animals Humane Education Programs and a growing number of speaking events.
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Hi! My name is Jo-Anne McArthur, I'm a photojournalist and the founder of the We Animals project.

My mission with We Animals has always been to tell the stories of invisible animals caught in the human world – those used for food, fashion, entertainment, work, religion, and experimentation.

I have always allowed my images to be used free of charge because, above all, I want the stories of animals to be told. So even if you’re not able to support my work at the moment, know that these photos are still there for you to use when you’re speaking up for animals.

We Animals images have already been used in hundreds of animal advocacy campaigns around the world. They’re being used on book covers, in viral videos, on billboards, in classrooms, and in parliaments around the world, making animals visible in more places than ever before.

Today, thanks to the incredibly generous support of our Patreon family, my team and I have made thousands of images and video clips available for free on the We Animals Archive, with more content being added all the time. From the archive, we send out images every single day, with requests coming in from everyone from the largest animal protection groups in the world to the newest grassroots organization in your hometown. Supporting We Animals is supporting the entire animal protection movement! We want to make sure that whenever any advocate is putting resources together, they have access to compelling images and footage of the individuals we’re all fighting for.

I’m so excited that We Animals now has a small team of creative staff. It’s our goal to continue to provide material to animal advocates around the world free of charge. Having a stable funding base for the team has changed the project and my life, and has meant that the truth about what happens to animals has reached a wider audience than ever before.

Our goal is a stable funding base of $10,000 per month. With this, we can:
  • Manage and keep adding to weanimalsarchive.org, a free resource of thousands of high-resolution images and video clips of animals that have already been used in hundreds of campaigns around the world. We have staff working on the archive all the time, adding new content, editing, curating, and making sure compelling images and video clips are available to the entire animal protection movement. 
  • Produce an Animal Rights Photography Masterclass to help train more photographers to document the lives of animals caught in the human world. To be released in 2019. 
  • Pay for investigations and other travel, including planes, trains and automobiles (The team and I are on the road six to eight months each year), accommodations, food, photography and filming equipment, repairs, hard drives, insurance, and so forth.
  • Take on long term projects that allow me and the We Animals team to shine a spotlight on individual industries with books and social media projects. In 2017, with your support, I released my second book, Captive, and ran a companion social media project, A Year of Captivity.
  • Employ people to help me with web development, social media, shooting, videography, project management, organizational growth, newsletters and other communications; scheduling the We Animals Humane Education Programs and a growing number of speaking events.

Thank you so much for reading, thank you for your support thus far, and thank you for becoming a patron of We Animals! We Animals asks you to look and to not turn away. Thank you for bearing witness with us. Your support is making change happen. Together, we’re creating a more compassionate world for all.

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Tiers
$5 MEMBERSHIP TIER
$5 or more per month 111 patrons
I'm so grateful for your support of We Animals! Thank you for believing in me and my team. You'll have access to a periodic patron-only update about what we’re up to and we'll send you an occasional snail-mail card featuring an exclusive We Animals image to say thank you.
$10 MEMBERSHIP TIER
$10 or more per month 106 patrons
Thank you for believing in me and the We Animals project. To show our gratitude, we’ll send you an 8x10 We Animals print! You'll also have access to a periodic patron-only update about what we’re up to and we'll send you an occasional snail-mail card featuring an exclusive We Animals image to say thank you. 
$20 MEMBERSHIP TIER
$20 or more per month 61 patrons
Thank you so very much!! Let’s talk: with this perk, you’ll get access to an exclusive webinar with me twice a year. I’ll answer your questions and we’ll talk all things We Animals! You'll also receive an 8x10 print, have access to a periodic patron-only update about what we’re up to, and we'll send you an occasional snail-mail card featuring an exclusive We Animals image to say thank you. 
$50 MEMBERSHIP TIER
$50 or more per month 14 patrons
You are crazy generous! Wow! As a token of my appreciation, I’ll send you a 16x20 We Animals print. You'll also have access to our two exclusive webinars each year, a periodic patron-only update about what we’re up to, and we'll send you an occasional snail-mail card featuring an exclusive We Animals image to say thank you. 
$100 MEMBERSHIP TIER
$100 or more per month 10 patrons
Um... I'm a bit speechless here. Thank you, thank you, thank you! For your generosity, I’d love to send you a signed copy of one of my books (or a large print, if you already have the books!). And let's talk soon so that I can thank you in person. You'll also have access to our two exclusive webinars each year, a periodic patron-only update about what we’re up to, and we'll send you an occasional snail-mail card featuring an exclusive We Animals image to say thank you. 
$500 MEMBERSHIP TIER
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Just wow. You’re incredible. This is serious business! Let’s talk soon and figure out a perk that works for you! You’re making SO MUCH happen with this level of support. Will I or one of my team be in your city soon, or you in ours Let’s have dinner! You’ll have access to all the other perks as well, of course. Let’s talk business!