Posts Tagged: Animal Farm

Animal Farm X

Guest post by Les Piéchels

FRANCE // FEBRUARY 2017

Animal Farm VIIII

THAILAND // DECEMBER 2016

Animal Farm VIII

And everything was made for you and me
All of it was made for you and me
‘Cause it just belongs to you and me
So let’s take a ride and see what’s mine

‘The Passenger’ – Iggy Pop

CAMBODIA // JUNE 2003

Animal Farm VII

Bugs and insects of all kinds and dimensions are popular snacks and comfort food across Southeast Asia.

Also, Trump is now US president, so anything goes.

MYANMAR // NOVEMBER 2015

Animal Farm VI

I want to break free.

MALAYSIA // DECEMBER 2015

Animal Farm V

A Steve McCurry moment.

INDIA // JUNE 2016

Animal Farm IV

Who killed Bambi?

THAILAND // DECEMBER 2016

Fuck Everything VII

John Hammond: “I bring scientists. You bring the rock star.”

‘Jurassic Park’ – Michael Crichton

GERMANY // JUNE 2014

Animal Farm III

Two million foreign visitors visit the thousand year old Angkor temples in Cambodia a year. The nearest town, Siem Reap, once a quaint colonial French backwater, is now a tourist ghetto with more than 700 hotels, a town dedicated to the US dollar where Cambodia’s brutal poverty, corruption and impunity are barely visible to the casual observer – and let’s face it, from the tourists to the US and Chinese governments, to the EU and the UN, observers outdo each other in casualness when it comes to everyone’s quiet support of one of Asia’s best-running kleptocracies.

The tourists come to blankly stare at history, ignore the unpalatable present and engage in communal bad taste, purchasing Orientalist crap in countless souvenir shops. Crocodile leather is all the rage. A wallet doesn’t come cheap at around US$200, but for those who have got it all already….

CAMBODIA // AUGUST 2016

Animal Farm II

Most people in Asia don’t give much of a fuck about animal welfare. Notable exceptions are some ethnic minorities in India. Of course, the Hindus love their cows but that’s mostly religion and politics and India had more vegetarians than the rest of the world put together..

But outside the Indian subcontinent, vegetarianism  is rare; only Taiwan has a large vegetarian minority. Animals are there to be eaten or to be pulverized into medicine. Before they are consumed, they are either caught in the wild or bred on farms and in factories, transported and killed as cheaply as possible.

One day they will fight back.

CAMBODIA // MARCH 2014

Animal Farm

The democracy industry on the edge of the Sahara. Kids get paid to canvas, fibre glass horses are commissioned to wilt under the desert sun and vote banks have to be organised.

MOROCCO // OCTOBER 2016

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