This series NON-HUMANS, HUMANS, CLIMATE, MACHINES views large-scale livestock farming as an area primarily related to ethics and animal rights, but at the same time draws attention to the fact that large-scale farming is a capitalist mechanism, and is the result of economic and power-related interests and pressures that allow and normalize slaughter on a large-scale. The texts try to identify a network of actors, agents and relationships that are involved in large-scale farming and present them as a complex problem.

The series is published in parallel with the ongoing campaign All Farm Animals Deserve to Roam Free. We call to end this inhumane practice by banning all cages for farmed animals. Cages are cruel.

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Kateřina Konvalinová in an author of a comics story entitled The Real Story of Květa. The story is based on a true story that happened in the garden of the Richter and Novotná smallholding in Kutná Hora. One day one of the hens (Květa in this story) decided to leave. After some time she returned to her original home, together with her chicks. From a human point of view, this is a story of free will, which among other things points to the fact that the domestic chicken is a unique creature with a distinctive character. It is therefore not an animal created solely for human use and does not deserve to be degraded for such a purpose.

Kateřina Konvalinová (*1991) is a student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Studio of Intermedia Production. She works mainly with the medium of video and performance. She is active in social movements dealing with ecology and feminism and is a member of the Atelier without a leader.

The zin in the English version can be found in the publication TOUCHING ANIMAL.