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Woman Fired for Photographing Shelter Dogs | Care2 Healthy Living

Woman Fired for Photographing Shelter Dogs | Care2 Healthy Living

Emily Tanen was working at Animal Care and Control of New York City, as a go-between for the agency and animal rescue groups. She photographed dogs – mainly pit bulls – and sometimes the images included people in them. The agency’s photo policy stipulates animal photos can’t include humans, and there are restrictions on who and how photos can be taken, so she was fired. Ms. Tanen believed she could created better photos than those the animal shelter was making, due to her art training and owning a much better camera, so she started photographing the dogs on her own. She said, “I think they just didn’t want photos of animals that they were about to kill looking cute and adoptable and happy with people, but they said it was because their research showed that photos with people didn’t encourage people to adopt”. (Source: New York Times ) Her photographs apparently did result ...

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