The Cruelty and Controversy of Beijing’s Black Market for Dogs

From poodles to Labradors to Tibetan mastiffs, one cannot walk five minutes along Rixin East Road, in Beijing’s Tongzhou district, without being stopped by someone trying to sell you a dog. But it’s the xingqi quan, or “week-long dog,” that transcends class and breed—these are animals that often die just one week after purchase from ailments either caused or concealed by breeders. Read the full piece on Vice.

This article was a collaboration with Nona Tepper, who wrote the piece. Photos by me.

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