Inside Asian “Wet Markets”

Butchering pig carcasses at an outdoor market. Thailand, 2019. (Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals for The Guardian)

And it ain’t pretty. We Animals documents Asian wet markets in photos, and if the sight of lots of butchered animals doesn’t tweak your conscience, then at least consider that you are looking at exactly the sort of close human-animal interaction that will likely give us our next pandemic if wet markets aren’t closed permanently.

Vendors chop slabs of meat and hang them for sale at a wet market in Taipei. (Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals)

One last one, but you can view them all here.

Newly-slaughtered chicken carcasses await cleaning and chopping at a wet market in Taipei. (Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals)