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Concrete Jungle


BJM Photojournalism Final Project 2010


Concrete Jungle

by He Yun Kim 5207640854


The Street


It has been estimated that there are around 300,000 stray dogs living in Bangkok.


There are around 500,000 stray cats living in Bangkok


Mr Teerachon said the pigeons would have a better life outside the city. He said the birds' lives now were "no different from stray dogs' in the city".

-Bangkok Post-


Approximately 250-300 squirrels are sold across Chatuchak Weekend Market. Unlike the legal dealers, the vendors selling illegal species had the sign “No Photo� in both Thai and English.


"Most people don't realize how many animals die on the road every day - they just don't see it," -Ron Ringen, a.k.a. “Doctor Roadkill�-


The Zoo


“There are no wild animals until man makes them so.�

-Mark Twain-


Bangkokâ€&#x;s 65-year-old Dusit Zoo has around 1,600 animals. The zoo gets an average of 2.5 million visitors each year.


“The question is not, „Can they reason?‟ nor, „Can they talk?‟ but rather, „Can they suffer?” -Jeremy Bentham-


Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals "love" them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more. -Edwin Way Tale-


Pets


I believe in animal rights, and high among them is the right to the gentle stroke of a human hand. -Robert Brault-


“The owner tied the dog in this parking lot as soon as it grew too big for the house,” said a neighbor. “The owner just comes around to give food and water. She has never untied that rope.”



Concrete Jungle