‘Look into my Eyes’ Additional information

‘Look into my Eyes’ Additional information

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Some photos and videos
that inspired the novel and its illustrations

 

 

Fur

 

Mink

« Imagine a young mink born in a cage that it will never leave, except to be skinned. It looks out through the bars of its cage at the freedom that it will never have. For all its brief life it will be imprisoned, deprived of family and social relations and mostly, it will know fear–and so much pain! In order to steal its fur without damaging it, the mink will either be electrocuted or skinned alive. And for what reason? So that someone can wear the envelope that housed this tragic existence around their neck. »

Vison en cage

 

Raccoons

Ratons laveurs en cage

 

Foxes

Renards

 

 

Milk production

 

Masturbation of bulls

Masturbation d’un taureau
Masturbation d’un taureau

 

 

Insemination

« A human sticks his arm deeply into your anus and inserts a rod into your vagina in order to deposit directly into your uterus the bull semen that was collected by masturbation. You do not know what he is doing to you, but you are in restraints and have no choice but to comply. »

Cows insemination

 

 

Cows in factory farms

« Consequently, you eat, because eating is all that is left for you to do. You chew and ruminate your corn silage. You are so far from imagining that your ancestors roamed free and ate grass; so far from imagining what freedom is; so far from imagining that an entire world exists outside of the walls that hold you prisoner. »

Cows at the factory

 

Milking machine

Milking machine

Photo : Jo-Anne McArthur / Animal Equality

 

Vie de vache

 

 

A retiree goes to the slaughterhouse

Dairy cow at the end of her career. Exhausted, unable to walk up the truck ramp, she is hoisted onto the vehicle that will take her to the slaughterhouse.

The illustration in the novel:

Une retraitée part à l’abattoir

The photo :

Une retraitée part à l’abattoir

 

This bovine slave had difficulties giving birth to her child, so she underwent a caesarean section with no anesthetic. It would not be profitable to wait for her to recover from this operation, so… direction: the slaughterhouse.

Worn out by her years of servitude, she does not have the strength to walk into the truck that will take her to her death. It doesn’t matter: she’s just dragged by a winch; the vehicle is already equipped with one, because this situation happens often. After all the milk she has produced is stolen, she will be cut up into small pieces of flesh (labeled beef) sold under cellophane wrappers:

live caesarean section

Another retiree: too weak to get on the truck that will take her to the slaughterhouse, she was loaded with a backhoe loader.

loaded with a backhoe loader

 

 

Birth

The mother licks her child.

The mother licks her child

 

 

Snatched away from his mother

Veau séparé de la mère

The illustration in the novel:

Veau séparé de la mère

The photo :

Veau séparé de la mère
Veau séparé de la mère

Three above photos: Jo-Anne McArthur / Animal Equality

 

The character Panda, a few hours after his birth.
The illustration in the novel:

Calf separated from mother

The photo :

Calf separated from mother

 

It is also a great heartbreak for the mother.
The illustration in the novel:

Calf separated from mother

La photo :

Calf separated from mother

 

Sometimes newborn calves are just dumped alive in the trash like mere garbage.

Calf separated from mother

Other species are not treated any better.

Calf separated from mother

 

 

Fattening camps

 

Veau dans un Fattening camps
Veau dans un Fattening camps
Fattening camps
Fattening camps
Fattening camps

Three photos above : Vanessa Garrison / Animal Equality

 

 

Calf Fattening camps

The illustration in the novel:

Fattening camps

La photo :

Fattening camps

The illustration in the novel:

Fattening camps

Photo :

Fattening camps

Fattening camps

 

Music by Velvetine

 

 

The end

Entering the death chute (Photo L214).

Entering the death chute (Photo L214)

 

Terror on death row. This cow is trying to turn around. Whether still a child or a retired mother, the end is the same.

 

In the stunning box. The killer places the Matador against the head (Photo L214).

Dans le box de contention

 

Avant la découpe

 

 

Children who are not yet perverted by a speciesist education feel compassion for animals.

 

 

Vivisection

The illustration in the novel:

vivisection

Photo :

vivisection

 

vivisection

 

vivisection

 

vivisection

 

« Experimental material• » that doesn’t survive an experiment is simply thrown in the trash.

vivisection

This « experimental material » survived experiments but was still thrown in the trash. You can see his hand clinging to the edge. How long will he live? When will his ordeal end?

vivisection

This « experimental material » is a cat that is less fortunate than his pampered brethren living as pets.

vivisection

 

Imprisoned without judgement

En prison sans jugement

 

The illustration in the novel:

En prison sans jugement

Photo :

En prison sans jugement

 

 

Egg production

 

Chickens saved from the hell of battery farming.

Poule sortie de l'enfer

 

 

Other pictures

 

Mothers with their children

The illustration in the novel:

Maman et son bébé

Photo :

Maman et son bébé

Photo : Tim Flach

 

Maman et son bébé
Maman et son bébé

 

Slave mothers are cruelly separated from their children.

Maman et son bébé

 

 

Slave mothers are cruelly separated from their children. Yet a calf loves being petted just as much as a dog.

 

 

thanks to : weanimalsarchive.org