Big 5s

Ingrid Newkirk

President, PETA

“I value every animal, from the jaw-dropping star species with their luxurious manes, ‘regal’ bearing and thrilling canine teeth so casually displayed in a yawn, to the spectacularly ‘ugly’, warty beings. They all deserve our admiration and protection from trophy hunters, deforestation, and human encroachment.

However, the ‘underdog’, the underrated and the underestimated, ‘ordinary’ individuals, such as prairie dogs, mesmerise me.

Prairie dogs possess sophisticated language. They provide for themselves, without supermarkets. They educate their young without schools, treat their ailments without drugs, and feel love, fear, and joy, none of which stops us from casually evicting them from their homes, poisoning them, and shooting them. High praise for the photographer who can respectfully capture and relay their magic to us without disturbing them.”

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Photo by Matt Prescott

My Big 5

    Prairie Dog
    Wild Pig
    Raccoon
    Groundhog
    Desert Mouse

Ingrid Newkirk

President, PETA

“I value every animal, from the jaw-dropping star species with their luxurious manes, ‘regal’ bearing and thrilling canine teeth so casually displayed in a yawn, to the spectacularly ‘ugly’, warty beings. They all deserve our admiration and protection from trophy hunters, deforestation, and human encroachment.

However, the ‘underdog’, the underrated and the underestimated, ‘ordinary’ individuals, such as prairie dogs, mesmerise me.

Prairie dogs possess sophisticated language. They provide for themselves, without supermarkets. They educate their young without schools, treat their ailments without drugs, and feel love, fear, and joy, none of which stops us from casually evicting them from their homes, poisoning them, and shooting them. High praise for the photographer who can respectfully capture and relay their magic to us without disturbing them.”

Photo by Matt Prescott

My Big 5

    Prairie Dog
    Wild Pig
    Raccoon
    Groundhog
    Desert Mouse

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