To animal industries, the ability to have babies is a valuable commodity. As a result, mothers of many species suffer physical and psychological stress that few of us can imagine.
Whilst every woman is different, we all value our right to decide what happens to our bodies. Human rights organisations and activists the world over are working hard to see all women afforded this respect.
For many female animals, her own body, and with it most of her freedoms, are taken from her the moment she’s born. In industries that trade lives for profit, all animals suffer. But because only females can reproduce, the suffering they experience is often uniquely cruel.
The good news is that while she isn’t given the freedom to choose her fate or the fate of her body, we can. Every day, we have the power to make a profound difference in the lives of these animals with the choices we make in our own lives.