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Widening Our Circle of Compassion - Through the Eyes of Photographer Jo-Anne McArthur

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Published on May 14, 2012

Through a photojournalist's lens we witness our uses, abuses, and sharing of spaces with animals around the globe. For over ten years Jo-Anne McArthur has collected both heart-warming and heart-wrenching stories about our relationships with non-human animals. Her goal is to educate and change the hearts and minds of people about how we treat animals. Her photographs are at once beautiful and shocking and serve as a call to action for all humans to widen our circle of compassion.

Jo-Anne McArthur is an award-winning photojournalist who has been documenting the plight of animals for over ten years on all seven continents. Her documentary project, We Animals, is internationally celebrated and over eighty animal organizations, including Sea Shepherd and the Jane Goodall Institute, have benefited from the use of images from this project. Many organizations have also worked with her closely on campaigns and investigations. Recent awards include: 2011 Canadian Empathy Award; one of CBC's Top 50 Champions of Change; Farm Sanctuary's 2010 "Friend of Farm Animals" award; Lemondrop's "Top 10 Women trying to change the world"; one of 20 activists featured in the book "The Next Eco Warrior"; and the "Shining World Compassion Award" by Supreme Master Ching Hai.
Videography and editing by William Harris, M.D. on May 8, 2012 at Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sponsored by: Vegetarian Society of Hawaii http://www.vsh.org

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