I stumbled upon a local market stashed away in a grungy alley.
The sight of these birds packed into rusty metal cages made me cringe.
But hey, other than the brief period before they are sold, these birds lead mostly free range lives.
If this scene is sufficient to evoke pity and repugnance, what more the plight of factory farmed animals?
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these people live
difficult, nondescript, yet immensely vibrant lives
note: first four pictures were taken in haikou (海口), and the last picture is an aerial shot of a cluster of people “of the floating world” (蛋家人)