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Investigator Diaries

A collection of personal recounts by animal cruelty investigators.

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The Lives we Couldn't Save - Pedro, Barnsey and Owen

Tue 8 August 2023
Tue 8 Aug '23
by Harley
We spent two weeks installing cameras and capturing footage at Menzel’s Meats in South Australia. Each night, we spent time with animals in the pens whose horrific deaths we later witnessed. Every animal we met was an individual with their own life and their own story. Every single one of them fought and struggled and did not want to die. One night, an investigator met three cows who left ...

The reality for Canadian pigs

Mon 16 May 2022
Mon 16 May '22
by Jenny McQueen
What stays with me? The sad eyes of the breeding female pigs as they look up at yet another human; who won’t free them ...

Every day, every hour, every minute, every second.

Fri 29 April 2022
Fri 29 Apr '22
by Anonymous

You have arrived into this world; and I am witnessing the only experiences you will have. I am here to capture this moment, this ...

I care, and I saw you, sweet Mumma.

Fri 29 April 2022
Fri 29 Apr '22
by Anonymous

I couldn’t tell you the last time I have been profoundly impacted, by watching footage of animals being killed. I have watched hours ...

A bobby and his friend named Boe.

Fri 29 April 2022
Fri 29 Apr '22
by Anonymous
Inside a slaughterhouse, in the waiting pens. It was the first-time on a night out investigating that I have ever cried on. I walked around ...