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Chicken transport

Chicken transport
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Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1056 W: 301 N: 2847] (13178)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-10-19
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
Camera: Canon EOS5D, Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM
Exposure: 30 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Will's street snaps [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-11-22 3:11
Viewed: 1908
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Live chickens transported on a moped, tp Uông Bí, Quảng Ninh Province, Viet Nam.

For us cossetted Westerners, it's a bit of a culture-shock to see the way animals are often treated in Asia, and elsewhere. Here in Vietnam, this sort of sight was common, and the attitude appears to be practical and utilitarian rather than uncaring or cruel; my attitude is probably squeamish and sentimental. But then I'm a vegetarian...

Shutter Speed: 200th sec
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Focal length: 50mm

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Hello Will,
I would eat them, but less eagerly after seeing pictures like this. I saw this many times mainly in China, and didn't lose my appetite, but maybe I was less squeamish 30 years ago. Maybe with advancing age I have become more aware of everyone's right to die with dignity. This is not a beautiful photo but a good and relevant document of daily life in a part of the world far from our own.
Kind regards,

Hello Will,
A not uncommon sight in many South-Eastern countries. Excellent informative street capture, very well realised.

Hi Will,
your pic and the POV could have been better, but it gives a very good idea of animal transport in those regions!!
Impressive subject.

Hi Will
I thought "not for vegetarians" and then I read your note to realise you were one... I'm not, so I'm probably a hypocrite when I say I'm very sorry for the brutally treated animals, both in Asia, when it's done openly and in the west where you just hear stories happening behind the closed butchery doors.
As for the image - great, perfectly timed shot with cultural connotations and strong sense of place. Good addition to your brilliant street life collection.
Best wishes

Hello Will,

impressive image of chicken transport, I didnt´t know how many animals could transport a motorbike...now I have an idea, well done!

Best regards,


Bonjour Will,

Si on regarde les têtes des poulets on constate qu'ils sont encore vivants. L'opération doit être assez traumatisante et cela doit crier très fort. Un moment unique parfaitement saisit.



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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14369 W: 0 N: 16314] (174617)
  • [2016-11-22 4:52]


Fantastique captage quel jeune sur sa moto et comme il est bien accompagné par toutes ces poules dans le paniers superbe scène et compo.
Bravo et amitié

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24925 W: 520 N: 42008] (180070)
  • [2016-11-22 5:03]

Hello Will,

This can only in Vietnam, in our countries come you in the jail when you do this.
But your picture is wonderful made.
Composition and presentation are lovely.
Perspective and depth are perfect
Very well done, TFS

Best regards,

Dear Will,

I think that Kasia's opinion is far more the best on western hypocrisy. If would see dogs suffering on the picture, I would n't say anything nice to those causing it.

Best Wishes,

Hi Will
I'm not vegetarian but I've never seen chickens moved about like this. What strikes me is the range of colors in the feathers. Most chickens I see are without feathers so that's a new site to me. Com subject and photo

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 34 N: 4631] (25744)
  • [2016-11-22 8:50]

Typical street scene from Vietnam, Will. The reflection in the helmet adds to the charm here. Is that a tour bus?

I often feel the difference between the way they treat animals over there and here is mostly how visible it is. In the west animal cruelty happens inside factories.


Hello dear Will Perret and have a nice time
and a happy new day
original version
a different way of chicken transport
nice idea indeed

Hi Will,
Surprising daily life shot.
Yes, quite different picture. No big slaughterhouses there. Some of those hens look around and wonder with their little brains what's going on.

Hello Will, that is one unusual sight!
The poor birds have their feet tied together,but nevertheless they seem to be quite curious about the passing scenery.
Well done for capturing this shot.
Regards Jean.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10197 W: 161 N: 16856] (129427)
  • [2016-11-22 12:18]

Witaj Will!
Excellent shot, nice scene from street.
Good POV and colors.
I like this daily life.
Well done.
Warm regards from Poland.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12170 W: 126 N: 21953] (112111)
  • [2016-11-22 15:05]

Hi Will,a difficult pic to watch for the animalists but not alone,for me too is bit hard to watch how these chickens are transported...but this is a local culture and maybe it must to be respected,the pic is very original and very well done with fine details and bright colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • gut31 Silver Star Critiquer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 5] (144)
  • [2017-05-16 11:58]

Hello Will

very nice colors...it s a patchwork of chicken....
typical way of transportation from Viet Nam


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