The Animal Issue: Cover

Who’s Helping Whom? The Animal Issue

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Cover Design Credit:

Susan McBride

Cover Photography Credit:

Hayley Benton
Although Asheville's human popularity is booming, attracting more tourists and newcomers every year, we sometimes forget this land once belonged to the wild. Xpress takes a look at local wildlife concerns, animal advocacy and raising farm animals.


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