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From illegal impromptu pet shops, to glove eating goats in Buddhist monasteries, this collection features various animal encounters on the streets of China.
A young puppy on the corner of an intersection in central Beijing. (UPI Photo/Stephen Shaver)
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An enterprising Chinese man sells a live terrapin, or soft-shell turtle, on the side of a road in Beijing on July 26, 2013. The terrapin is a much-favored dish, mainly roasted or prepared as a soup, served throughout China. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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A Chinese woman feeds her large pig wearing a dress outside a convenience store in downtown Beijing on May 29, 2013. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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Puppies in cages (sold for food) are on sale for restaurants and customers at a market in Lijiang, northern Yunnan Province, on September 29, 2012. When food is scarce in China, dogs are eaten as an emergency food source around the country in a practice which is seen as socially acceptable. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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Chinese shoppers look at various animals for sale, including a floppy-eared rabbit, at a shopping center in Beijing, on July 3, 2012. Only recently in China has the concept of pet ownership become popular, as opposed to buying animals strictly to cook. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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A puppy sleeps in a small wire cage at a sidewalk pet market in downtown Beijing. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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An enterprising Chinese man sells kittens on the corner of an intersection in central Beijing. (UPI Photo/Stephen Shaver)
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