Dan Witz‘s art imitates life in a very disturbing way for Empty the Cages, a PETA-sponsored project to raise awareness around the welfare and treatment of the animals we eat.

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The Brooklyn-based street artist has created 15 installations around London that aim to “bring these animals out from the shadows—and remind us of what happens every day in farms and slaughterhouses,” according to the project’s website.

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The artworks depict chickens, cows, and pigs imprisoned behind grates and doors.

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The eerie pieces make it that much harder to ignore the realities of the meat and dairy industries as people go about their day.


Photo: Empty the Cages

This isn’t the first time Witz has been commissioned to do a political street art project. In 2012, he did a similar series in Munich for Amnesty International, using images of people instead of animals.


Photo: Empty the Cages

You can locate and view all of the haunting pieces on an interactive map, and sign up for more information about the campaign.

[via Design Taxi]