I think its actually a marketing strategy to mistreat animals like this. If they make them look miserable in poor conditions, they sell more product, as people will buy these "purebreds" to give them a better home.
Also cuts down on overhead.
Im not a PETA member or anything... but its physically painful and emotionally exhausting to walk through this part of the market. Not fun. Not cute.
If you pull your fingers back twice a day, everyday, for 30 minutes, for 8 years,
you can have thai dance hands too!
Hands courtesy of Kun Fatpenquin.
bangkok arts and culture center.
I wonder if this is some sort of commentary on the whole market of "gem scams", or if this is just cute.