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This special package includes a framed photograph and signed first edition copy of the monograph Allowed to Grow Old. About the photograph: Mariclare, a draft crossbreed, age 27+ was rescued from a factory farm in Canada that harvests pregnant mare urine (PMU) to produce hormone replacement drugs (e.g., Premarin, Prempro, Duavee).
About the book: For nearly a decade, Leshko visited sanctuaries across America to create intimate photographic portraits of geriatric farm animals. She began this series shortly after caring for her mother who had Alzheimer’s disease.
“Photographing geriatric animals enables me to immerse myself in my fear of growing old. I have come to realize that these images are self-portraits. Or at the very least, they are manifestations of my fears and hopes about what I will be like when I am old. Also, I want my images to inspire greater empathy toward animals, particularly farm animals. It is very rare for a farm animal to actually live its full natural lifespan given that most of these animals experience brutality and death early in their lives. By depicting the beauty and dignity of these creatures in their later years, I want people to see farm animals differently and to challenge the way these animals are currently treated.”– Isa Leshko