A woman once told me she accelerates every time she sees a cat crossing the road, going for the kill. It’s hard to believe that this goes on in people’s heads, but it does. Amongst the countless carcasses lying on the side of our roads, not all of them are inevitable accidents. Not all of them are coldblooded cases of murder either. In most cases, these animals lie there because people don’t care. They slowly fade into dark spots on the road. Sometimes you can still see the pain in the creature’s eyes, the fear, the look of death right before they passed away. Sometimes you see no more than a smeared clump of organs. I wanted to capture these beings up close and personal, because they deserve to be noticed. To be spared. To be worth hitting your brakes for.
Photography Ulrike Biets
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