Today, I had the utter pleasure of finding this beautiful photo series by Andrew Bruce again. Although some people might find them shocking, Bruce is showing great love for animals in his works and is a great opponent of the way humanity is treating them.
Bruce shines a light on these animals, especially the ones that are not of much use, like foxes, squirrels and hares, that get injured or killed on the road and have their natural habitat threatened because of the planning of new roads and buildings.
"I started to see roadkill as a potent symbol of humanity's clash with nature, both literally and figuratively, says Bruce. "Of course people are going to avert their eyes from roadkill; it's horrendous. Seeing a dead body, be that of a man or a beast is an understandably traumatic experience. One minute we are a person, with relationships and a personality, and the next minute we could just be an object; our bodies are so delicate.
"In pushing though this fear, I have at times felt truly privileged to have seen and touched such animals. These are some of the most incredible, beautiful animals, and I am saddened when I fined them left to rot on the roadside. The animals that I find are those that just don't fit into humans' modern way of life - they are animals that we feel we have no use for, and there is little respect given to them or their habitats. Looking at my photographs, I hope people can begin to appreciate the beauty of these animals."
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