Friday, 22 February 2013

China's 'Snake Town'


Residents of Zisiqiao village, also known as "Snake Town", raise over 3 millions snakes a year whose meat is sold to food manufacturers and their venom to pharmaceutical companies. Following are the few pictures of the farm:-

A snake is seen at the snake farm in Zisiqiao village, Zhejiang Province

A snake crawls across a table at a snake farm in Zisiqiao village, Zhejiang Province

A worker holds a snake at a snake farm in Zisiqiao village, Zhejiang Province

Dead snakes are preserved in jars at a snake farm in Zisiqiao village, Zhejiang Province

A worker extracts venom from a snake at a snake farm in Zisiqiao village, Zhejiang Province

Yang Hongchang, boss of a snake rearing company holds a snake at a farm in Zisiqiao village 

A snake is seen at the snake farm in Zisiqiao village, Zhejiang Province

Yang Hongchang extracts venom from a snake in Zisiqiao village

A resident holds tails of snakes at a snake farm in Zisiqiao village, Zhejiang Province

Residents stand next to cobras at a snake farm in Zisiqiao village, Zhejiang Province

Yang Hongchang extracts venom from a snake at the snake farm in Zisiqiao village

A resident holds a snake at the snake farm in Zisiqiao village, Zhejiang Province

Yang Hongchang eats a snake at a restaurant in Zisiqiao village, Zhejiang Province


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