Sue Coe – Animals are the 99%

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Animals are the 99% of which you spare yourself the sight.

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About the artist

Sue Coe (born 21 February 1951) is an English artist and illustrator, working primarily in drawing and printmaking, often in the form of illustrated books and comics. She grew up close to a slaughterhouse and developed a passion to stop cruelty to animals. Coe studied at the Royal College of Art in London. Her work is highly political, often directed against capitalism and cruelty to animals.

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Coe has also authored the book Cruel – bearing witness to animal exploitation.

“Richly illustrated with full-color paintings and drawings throughout, Cruel conveys the terrible beauty, and intense suffering, of both the animals so sacrificed and the workers involved in their violent destruction. Armed only with her sketchpad, Coe is often allowed access to places no photographer or reporter is admitted: the result is a passionate testimony to the waste and violence perpetrated by one species against so many others—and as both the text and unforgettable illustrations of this book make clear, these actions will come back to haunt humanity.”

 

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