Ashley interviews award winning photo journalist Jo-Anne McArthur on her work with animals as featured in the film The Ghosts in Our Machine. They discuss the many uses of animals, beyond just food and ways people can take action right away to change their treatment.










Links mentioned:

Jo-Anne’s website We Animals

Green Is the New Black season 1 episode 16 #FortheGhosts

Farm Sanctuary

Zoocheck Canada

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

Catskill Animal Sanctuary

Watch The Ghosts In Our Machine film

We Animals Humane Education

Vegan Mac n’ Cheese recipe (plus 25 more!)

About the guest:

JoAnne McArthur headshot









Jo-Anne is the subject of Canadian film maker Liz Marshall’s acclaimed documentary The Ghosts In Our Machine ( and her first book, also entitled We Animals, was published by Lantern Books in 2013. Her work has been featured in Elle Canada, Canadian Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, DAYS Japan, Helsingin Sanomat, Photolife, PDN Online, the Huffington Post, Earth Island Journal, PetaPixel, Sotokoto, Point of View, Alternatives Journal and Canadian Dimension.

The We Animals project was created by award-winning photojournalist, author and activist Jo-Anne McArthur, who has been documenting the plight of animals on all seven continents for over a decade. We Animals has become an internationally celebrated archive, and over one hundred animal organizations have benefited from her photography, many of which continue to work closely with Jo-Anne on stories, investigations, campaigns and humane education.