I came to art in a roundabout way.
After working as a farmed animal cruelty investigator for over a decade, I realized that not everyone is reached by graphic footage and photos, so I turned to art as another form of animal activism. My art seeks to challenge our basic beliefs about farmed animals and foster a sense of compassion to all animals.
I have been a farmed animal cruelty investigator for over a decade. My work has been the focus of numerous documentaries, including No Country for Animals (Global National), Bêtes à bord (CBC Radio-Canada), No Country for Horses (CBC National), and Food for Thought (CTV W5).
Investigations I’ve conducted have led to the closure of facilities, animal cruelty charges and convictions, corporate animal welfare policy reforms, government-commissioned research, rescues of abused and neglected farmed animals, and opening the hearts and minds of millions to the power of their food choices to create a kinder world.
Recognizing that not everyone will be reached by graphic footage and photos, my art seeks to raise awareness on the plight of today’s farmed animals in a more gentle, but hopefully equally compelling, way.