Animal Escape Plan Printsale

During the 2021, I traveled across Germany and Austria to meet
these special escapees like; Ferdinand, Hanni, Wolfgang, Joey,
Halla and many more, collecting their stories and capturing their
personalities.

In order to make a Bookzine of the series I started a Printsale. 50% of the profits will go to the Animal Rescues I visited to support these animals directly and the other 50% will fund the production costs.

"According to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, roughly
760 million livestock was slaughtered in 2019. A microscopic
number of these animals manages to escape the statistic every
year, sometimes in adventurous ways.

Most farm animal breeds up for slaughter and harvest have been developed by farmers and scientists over decades forefficiency’s sake. And this has left deep scars on the animal’s mental and physical health.

Cows are dehorned because it reduces bruising to other cows and injury towards farmers. Cows can live up to 20 years, but most only ever live between 5-6 years. Caged in automated cowsheds and perpetually observed by machines, they‘ll never get to see or touch the green meadows which adorn their milk packages. The cow‘s ability to bear calves and produce the expected amount of milk is a matter of life and death for them. Ducks can‘t reproduce themselves anymore. The ability to hatch eggs has been bred out because it is no longer required, and they are only harvested for their meat. Sheep grow endless wool, and won’t survive without the constant shearing from humans. And bulls’ legs are too thin to carry their overweight bodies.

Most of these animals never reach their average lifespan. They
are usually slaughtered in an abattoir or die due to illnesses.

To keep public cognitive dissonance at bay, these animals are
numbered but never named. This is so the consumer never has to
face the reality of commercial farming, when shopping for their
meats and dairies in the supermarkets."

You can also learn about the work of the rescues I visited and support them directly:

Land der Tiere
Erdlingshof
Butenland
Gut Weidensee
Lasst die Tiere Leben
Hof Sonnenweide 

Many thanks to 44inch Printworks from Berlin for supporting the Printsale.