From the article by Nina MacLaughlin for The Boston Globe:

The black-and-white photographs show a horse standing in the doorway of a barn, an empty black socket where its eye should be; a rooster crouches beneath a hutch, feathers gone on a section of wing to reveal a row of dry spaghetti bones; a 24-year-old donkey named Babs looks down, shaggy-faced, weary after spending 17 years of her life used for roping practice on a ranch. The images in Salem, Mass-based photographer Isa Leshko’s book “Allowed To Grow Old: Portraits of Elderly Animals from Farm Sanctuaries” (Univ. of Chicago) reveal the quiet dignity of creatures long in years, animals spared the gun or the kill boxes of industrial slaughter and allowed to live out their days.

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