Curator Selection / 2022 / /

Inside Taiwan's Slaughterhouses

Each week, hundreds of thousands of chickens and ducks are transported to government-owned slaughterhouses in Taiwan, where they are killed for their meat. The birds arrive in tightly-packed cages; then they are weighed, sorted, and killed. Many end up for sale at vendor stalls at the wet market directly attached to the slaughterhouse.

This photo series provides a rare glimpse into these spaces and is part of We Animals Media's work exposing the stories of animals in Asia, a region of immense economic growth and consumption.

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