TIFA 2022 Editorial / Photo Essay


  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/Photo Essay
  • Photographer
    Steff Gruber
  • Technical Info
    Nikon Z9, 28 Mm, Iso 10000, 1/160 Sec
  • Photo Date

The closely guarded and secret slaughterhouse for pigs is located in the middle of a residential neighbourhood on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Because of the lack of modern equipment, the animals here are still traditionally killed in a gruesome manner. Although international organisations in recent years have repeatedly called for a reform of Cambodia’s virtually non-existent animal welfare laws, slaughtering conditions have remained unchanged. Livestock production is being driven by a rapidly increasing demand for meat in Cambodia and attractive prospects of profit for employers.