'The Rebel'

'The Rebel'
' The Rebel ' Click on the angry Orangutan to visit my website ! www.brittaphotography.com

Wednesday, 14 October 2015


42,000 entries  ·  from 96 countries  ·  100 photographs selected and exhibited

…and I am the WINNER of  THE WILDLIFE PHOTOJOURNALIST AWARD  single image category!

BROKEN CATS WILL BE SEEN BY MILLIONS! Please help these cats by spreading the message!

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of the world's most prestigious photography competitions and it is hosted by the Natural History Museum in London, UK.

BROKEN CATS CAPTION: Locked into obedience by their trainers’ gaze, big cats perform at the Seven Star Park in Guilin, China. They have had their teeth and claws pulled out, and when not in the arena, they live in the tiny cages visible behind the stage. 
At least one (centre) is a captive-bred hybrid – part lion, part tiger. In 2010, the Chinese authorities issued a directive to zoos and animal parks to stop performances that involve wild animals. But this is not legally binding, and in many facilities across the country, it is still business as usual, with shows attracting audiences unaware of the scale of the abuse, neglect and cruelty involved. For the past 20 years, Britta has travelled extensively, documenting the world of animals in captivity and their unnecessary suffering in the name of education and entertainment. But never, she says, has she come across ‘such brutal and systematic deprivation’ as in China. ‘The potential for change is huge,’ she maintains. ‘Despite government control of the internet, social-media messages do get through and can make a difference. Attitudes are changing.’