An Inside Look at Asian Wet Markets

An Inside Look at Asian Wet Markets

In recent months following the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the world has been introduced to “wet markets”. They are places common across Asia for all things perishable, such as fruits, vegetables, and – most notably – animals, dead or alive.
The Current State of Cetacean Captivity

The Current State of Cetacean Captivity

For the estimated 2,000 to 3,000 whales and dolphins currently held in captivity around the world, life is bleak, boring and unnaturally short. These highly intelligent and social beings are bred, trained, sold and shipped like commodities, and suffer from physical and psychological ailments.
A Fish Story

A Fish Story

Over the last 60 years, global fish production has more than doubled, with half of that total coming from intensive fish farms. This will continue to rise as demand grows worldwide.
Soft-shelled Turtle, Asia, 2019

Soft-shelled Turtle, Asia, 2019

"I was overwhelmed by the suffering of millions at the fish market that night. I stood dumbly and filmed for hours but every fiber of my being was screaming for mercy - theirs and mine."
Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence

What could we learn from this tragedy if we focused, instead, on the millions of animals that had been excluded from the death toll and the massive farming systems that had kept them there? That was the question we came to ask.