Spotted this beautiful leader of a big herd early in the morning in the indian jungle. just right after the mist solved they vanished back into the thick forest #🦌
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We will never know all of the pain + sadness these eyes have seen. faith was worked for 26 years. i can only imagine the manual labor she was forced to perform + the abuse she endured - especially after seeing countless donkeys + mules on the side of the road all over northern spain. most were pulling carriages filled with rock, cement bags + heavier items. they all looked exhausted + hung their heads low to the ground, admitting defeat. the sad fact is that a majority of farmed animals like faith will never be rescued + certainly will never be shown compassion or love.
after 26 years faith was no longer able to perform her duties for the humans who were enslaving her. her body just couldn’t tolerate it any longer evident by her limp + the way she holds her one leg up while just standing in place. the family decided instead of thanking faith for her life of service by letting her retire, that they were going to slaughter her. this is the heartbreaking reality that faces working animals. luckily @minovalleyfarmsanctuary intervened + gave faith a second chance at a retirement surrounded with love, relaxation + friends like bartello the donkey.
can you think of what is going through her mind every day since her rescue? to know she’ll no longer be whipped for working too slow, starved or mistreated in anyway. to finally feel safe. animals are intelligent beings, just because they don’t speak our language doesn’t mean they don’t understand pain, joy or feel anxiety. from all the sanctuaries, farms + slaughterhouses i’ve been i can certainly say they understand 100% what’s going on, more than most humans will recognize.
i thankfully had a lot of time to get to know abigail + mikey who founded + run @minovalleyfarmsanctuary . they are such gentle + giving people - their lives are dedicated to saving + being a voice for the animals. i encourage everyone to please go + read abigail’s post (her with luna the cow) about the hardships sanctuary owners face + how she has struggled this past year. the work is tiring, cruel at times + above all: never ending. they need our love + support more than ever. 💛
Sorry for the late post was really busy all day and still have a lot of stuff to finish tonight, well enjoy this photo i shot in a temple in hong kong. nothing better than the bokeh (blurry background) on a 50mm gotta get back to shooting more with that.
location📍man mo temple
💙 i cant wait to discover a little bit more of the world this summer, i will probably also be living in these little shorties whilst doing it as they are super comfy and light weight 🌎 •
i lost one of my much loved hour glass ornaments today ⏳ our mischievous cat decided she no longer liked said hourglass and it came to a messy end with blue sand ending up everywhere 💙💙💙 the paws in question feature in todays story 🐾