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Dog City - Liyuan, Beijing, China

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by rocklogic, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. rocklogic

    rocklogic addict

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    Mar 20, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Mulyadi Robin
    Hi all,

    I took a 12 day trip to Beijing, China in May 2014. It wasn't quite the 'touristy' visit, as I was there to spend some time with the future in-laws who were leaving Beijing for good. On one of the touristy days, we took a trip down to what was literally a dog market - on the outskirts of Beijing. The place is called Liyuan (Pear Garden) Dog City (梨园狗市).

    It was an eye opener. There were happy dogs, those who were treated like kings and queens; and then there were dogs which were obviously treated inhumanely. I saw the best and worst of humanity in a day, and it was an eye opener.

    Images on OM-D EM-5 and Olympus 75mm f1.8

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    They even had an eagle for sale!

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    This mom and daughter just got a new puppy!

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    There was a monkey for sale. USD$2500 will get her home!
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rock3melb/14589838631" title="Untitled by Mulyadi Robin, on Flickr"> 14589838631_9ccf0f4e6b_c. "493" height="800" alt="Untitled"></a>

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    Shiba Inu - what a gorgeous dog!
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    My fiancee got a wet lick.
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    Then reality hits. This is where the sick and not so sellable dogs end up
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    A sick Tibetan Mastiff, look at the eyes
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    Are those dog legs? :(
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    Then we came across little snow patrol. She will cost you USD$3000!
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    and a sleepy St Bernard
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    and faith in humanity restored. This stall owner treated their dogs like kings and queens. Check out the foot massage!

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    Cheers
    M
     
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  2. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    interesting series. Some cute looking dogs, but sad scenes as well.
     
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  3. Zee

    Zee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Thanks for posting. Goes to show there are both the good and bad when it comes to how people treat animals in the region. Most of what we see is just the bad...

    Some great shots there, and the doggy getting the foot massage looks very relaxed!

    The monkey and eagle make me sad, though.

    Z...
     
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