Unbreakable tradition of unnecessary cruelty

PhotographerLan Yu
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Photographs are taken outside a slaughterhouse in Kashgar, China. Is it still necessary to handle those sheep cruelly when they are about to be slaughtered?

Story

This series of images are taken outside a slaughterhouse in Kashgar, China. Growing up in Singapore, the childhood that many of us are familiar with are those involving toys, playgrounds and books. We've been taught from young to treat animals kindly, with strong condemnation towards animal abuse. However, it probably wasn't the case for the children who grew up in an environment in which animal abuses are a norm, seeing how the children could laugh when they handled the paralysed sheep violently, as their relative simply watched on.