Humans are as much animal as the sentient beings we use for food, clothing, research, experimentation, work, entertainment, slavery and companionship.
With this as its premise, my mission with "We Animals" is to break down the barriers that humans have built which allow us to treat non-human animals as objects and not as beings with moral significance. Non-human animals are all around us, but as leather, not as cows. As ribs, not as pigs. As fur trim, not as foxes. As dissection subjects, not as frogs. As filet sandwiches, not as fish. As tools for education, not as bored polar bears in a zoo. With each photograph and each story, I hope that we'll remove our blinders and start to really see animals in our society. Only if we learn, can we change, and become kinder and more accountable stewards of this earth.
Ron, Save the Chimps, Fort Pierce, Florida, 2009