22 December 2011
How does this photo affect you? Are you getting angry at me showing you the brutality of the world which you'd rather not know about? Will you stop following this blog? Are you angry with the Chinese for eating dogs and cats? Does the photo make you want to escape from the world by going within? Do you think maybe you can do both?
Pian Shankong, a 40 -year-old performance artist in his underwear, squats inside a dog cage in front of a dog butcher at a wholesale market in Guiyang city, capital of Southwest China' s Guizhou province, on Dec 19, 2011, urging people to not eat dogs. The local temperature was 3 degrees Celsius. Since last year, Pian has traveled around many places in Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in Southwest China to call for the public to love the animals. At every stop during the tour, Pian got down on his knees before animals, said a dog protection volunteer.[ Photo/ CFP]