Thursday, April 20, 2006

SzeChuan, China : Baby Pets

I was looking through some of the photos taken in my previous trip to China few days back. The first few photos were taken in the street in Chengdu near the Chengdu Zoo. Along the street there are numerous hawker stalls as in my previous post, Street Hawker Stalls in Chengdu.

What caught my attention is that.. the little animals cute pets are kept inside the small cage. The cages are so small that the rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters hardly have any space to move around.. Torturing..

Just like being kept in jail. No freedom to move around ...

And the hamsters are kept inside the small running wheels. They are "forced" to run on the wheel. Well, although hamsters like to run on the running wheel, but.. if they have to run on the wheel whole day & night long... Mmmmm...

These were taken in Huang Long. The cute puppies and rabbits are for sale. They were very well behaved. They just stay quietly inside the willow baskets/trays with no intention or attempts of jumping down or escape...

The white & fluffy rabbits with red eyes.. Red eyes are not equivalent to evil look :)

And more interestingly, I found a guinea pig hiding among the rabbits :) One big happy family.. Hahha :)

27 comments:

Wilson said...

hahaha, the last photo. the guinea pig is so cute mix around with the rabbits gang..hahaha

Kristopher said...

cute pets.... i awlays like hamster and labbit... but poor hamsters and labbits, kept so small cage.

Selba said...

so colourful cages for the hamsters.... yeah torturing but also a little bit cute though... :)

Oh those puppies... I hope they will not ended up in someone wok!!!

Dragon City said...

wah..the rabbit very cute ler...remind me of my rabbits back in secondary school.. =(

Chen said...

wilson,
Haha, I didn't notice the guinea pig earlier on, cos he hide himself beneath/in between the rabbits.. After the rabbits start moving around, then only I noticed there's a guinea pig in the gang :)

kristopher,
I have hamsters and rabbits previously too as pets. But now they were all in "hamster heaven" and "rabbit heaven".. All R.I.P. already..

selba,
Oops.. I hope not. I know there are people out there in China who eats dog meat :(

dragon city,
Hehe, I had several rabbits too during my secondary school days.. Too bad I don't have any photos of them. No digital camera during those days, cannot capture all the sweet moments :(

Alicia said...

the pics (dogs and rabbits) gave me the thought that.. ppl might buy them for stew :/

Cynthia said...

I Heard rabbit meat was nice to eat..hehehhe

Chen said...

alicia,
Mmmmm.... I hope not loh, but there's a possiblity..
Aiks.. :(

cynthia,
Heheh, I ate rabbit meat before... including rabbit satay ;)

jonboy60 said...

wow, rabbit meat the best i must say... Any1 here noe abt shacks gal??? ehehee..

Winn said...

CUTE! so cute. but i think it's kinda cruel to put that big rabbit into that small small cage

Chen said...

jonboy60,
Taste better than chicken ;)

I dunno about Andy's gal, or his gf. U scrutinize further loh, hehe :)

Winn,
Torturing the poor little babies.. :(

Pink Cotton said...

omg!! this is animal torture!!!...they didnt even give them any water to drink!tsk tsk tsk...

i would wanto buy all of them to free them all!..wahahaah

Tibbar de Gniw said...

BUNNIEZ!!!!!!! Waaaaaa Kawaii!! XD

But pity the little rabbits crammed inside a cage... ;_(

NBB said...

wow..nice fur to put my foot on! hehe

slurp! said...

poor animals, these chinese are really ... *speechless* i hope they have their retribution soon.

Chen said...

pink cotton,
err.. I didn't even notice this little cute babies don't have water to drink.. *paiseh* What I noticed is the limited space... :P

woh.. buy all of them? then u need to fork out lotsa $$$$. Cos there are several of similar stalls all along the street ;)

tibbar,
yeah.. tibbar = rabbit ;)
sort of "your own kind" :)

nurul,
aiks..become your slipper ah?
or alas kaki? :O

slurp,
now I really hope they won't eat the puppies, after reading & considering some of the comments :(

Sharl612 said...

Human right is already a debatable issue, let alone animal right. *sigh* Perhaps this is their sympathetic plot to get people to feel that the animals need to have a better place and buy them home. hmmm....

Jacky said...

Very cute, especially the rabbits.

Chen said...

sharl612,
Might be u r right.. This is another business tactic?

Animal abuse happen so rampantly in our society as well :(

jacky,
yeah, the rabbits are cute. They reminded me of my rabbits during my secondary school days.

miracle8 said...

My gosh.. so cute!!!
I love rabbitsss....
Btw, Im going to penang next tue for some official business, dont know whether can meet you or not?
^___^

Chen said...

miracle8,
this coming tuesday?
I should be able to meet up with u.

Drop me an email (drchen22@gmail.com) and we can discuss the details there :)

PrincessRen said...

the reason why i have bad impression on china is beacuse the way they treat the animals. maybe it's their culture but somehow i cannot take it when animals are treated in such a way. SO sad :(
and the puppies might end up in a cooking pot...

Chen said...

princessren,
those poor animals :( And Chinese people eat all sort of animals.. double sigh :(

Robin said...

terrible sight.. when man start to abuse their power over small defenseless pets.

Chen said...

robin,
The most heart wreckling thing is to see people abuse those helpless animals openly.. beating them with metal pieces or sticks or throwing stones at them, and even up to the extend of killing them.. :(

fiona norrie said...

any body who thinks this is cute needs their head testing!! animal cruelty at it's best, well done china!

Angie bosley said...

This is cruel and unjust I mean the poor thugs don't even know what real life is and now there stuck waiting to be someone's dinner I'm glad to live in America where the law is going after ppl that are cruel to animals