From the Blouin Artinfo article regarding Isa Leshko’s series, “Allowed to Grow Old”:

American photographer Isa Leshko has collected a series of portraits of aging animals in her book “Allowed To Grow Old: Portraits of Elderly Animals from Farm Sanctuaries,” in which she tells unusual stories of some farm animals that are old and somewhat under the weather.

The stories are unusual in the sense that these animals have naturally grown old, whereas most of the farm animals go to slaughter house when they are young, some even when they are infants to become soft meat. The subjects of Leshko’s photographs are mostly rescued animals from slaughter houses or farms, where they have been rescued by the authorities on charge of cruelty and taken to animal shelters.

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