Bird and flower Market(zhoujiazui road)

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Bird and flower Market(zhoujiazui road)

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VinnieLondon
Doha, Qatar5,791 contributions
Real life local market
Dec 2018 • Solo
Dropped in to this local flower, pet, cricket, walnut and general life supplies market as part of a city tour. Many stalls/shops just sell crickets as pets or for fighting on which gambling is based...fascinating culturally. Lots of birds in very small cages along with cats, dogs and rabbits....not a place for UK standard pet lovers. Also lots of stalls selling polished walnuts which are used for hand massaging...again fascinating.
Written December 8, 2018
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RANDALL L
Oakland, CA210 contributions
tourists not welcome, not a positive experience
Nov 2016 • Friends
When I go to large cities, one of my goals is to visit both public aquariums and tropical fish stores. This location houses many types of birds in small cages, many goldfish, koi, turtles, and a few varieties of tropical fish. The selection of fish is limited but that becomes a moot point as you walk through the small stalls housed in a large warehouse. The closet sized shops often have few customers, but as you enter and attempt to greet the proprietor, expect them to barely acknowledge you at best. They are well aware you are a tourist and have no intention of a purchase, since you most likely will not be able to take a live fish, birds, turtles, or crickets home. If you say "thank you" in English or Chinese, do not be surprised if your existence is ignored as they turn their head or continue to watch a movie on their
phone. Perhaps it is bad luck for them not to sell you something. If you are curious to visit this fish/bird mart, remember that "service" is not in their vocabulary, I am a senior Chinese (American) and was surprised at the way they respond to my presence. If you go, do not take it personally; it is in their culture.
Written November 11, 2016
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yss97
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,409 contributions
Interesting bird, cricket (and pet) market
Sep 2016 • Solo
I rated this very good for the interest factor. This is the market to go to if you want to buy a cricket for fighting (gamblers can bet on the outcome of 2 crickets fighting!). They are stored in little tin cans and the prospective buyer can tickle the crickets with a thin fine stick to see if they "fight or flight". Some of the crickets are priced at RMB200! There are also crickets that are bought to make noise - a natural alarm clock as such, and they are noisy. People also buy little crickets in boxes as pets! The market also has birds - both for beauty and voice. And there are other pets such as turtles, fish, hamsters, rabbits, squirrels and kittens. Didn't see any dogs. Conditions for the furry pets are cramped, but the animals looked in reasonable condition. Not sure about the "flower" in the title of the market - didn't see any by the time we were there in the afternoon.
Written September 26, 2016
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Lexi_7
London, UK285 contributions
Don't visit if you like animals
Apr 2016 • Family
As the nearby Dongtai Road market is now closed we popped over the road to what sounded like a quaint Chinese market, but were appalled at the animal cruelty on display.
There were hundreds of fish crammed into small tanks, birds in cages not much bigger than themselves, insects in jars, and other wretched sights.
My daughter left in tears, so bad was the cruelty. Save yourself the horror and avoid this horrible market.
Written April 17, 2016
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Marcy O
Atlanta, GA4 contributions
A Different Shanghai Experience
Apr 2015 • Friends
While we also heard mixed reviews about this place, we decided to visit and see for ourselves. It was a bit difficult to find and I had to ask lots of people for directions, but it turns out the easiest way to get there is to take exit 5 at the Laoximen metro stop. The market itself was very interesting - lots of different bugs, flowers, birds, and small animals for sale. It was a different side to Shanghai I had never seen before. However, there were lots of cats and dogs crowded in small cages which was very unsettling to see. I did not witness any other animal creulty as in other reviews but I would not suggest coming here if you are easily upset by this kind of environment.
Written July 26, 2015
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sadie158
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
Skinning of dogs behind the scenes
Apr 2015 • Solo
When I viewed a photo of a common practice at the market-out of the view of the marketplace-I was appalled at the cruelty inflicted upon the dog being skinned alive, as well as the other caged dogs-who will be skinned-forced to watch.

The beauty of the marketplace does not make up for the atrocities visited upon the innocent lives of the dogs that are chosen by a customer to be skinned alive.
Written May 31, 2015
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Christine F
London3 contributions
Horrendous!
May 2015 • Solo
when it comes to animal cruelty this market comes on high rank! Dogs get skinned alive in front of visitors and other dogs which are cramped in tiny spaces. They slite snakes and let them suffer horrendous death, they cut frogs in half while they are alive. They are not humans! Never will go there again, whoever does will contribute these cruelties being done further!
Written May 31, 2015
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Kirstina B
London, England, United Kingdom2 contributions
Barbaric practices.
Apr 2015 • Solo
While this market may seem sweet and lovely, deep down there is a darker side. Dogs being skinned alive for meat consumption by people. These poor dogs are brutally hung up and skinned alive while other dogs watch on, awaiting the same fate. I wouldn't go to this place if you paid me.
Written May 31, 2015
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GayGourmand
Rockdale, Australia422 contributions
A bit of authentic old Shanghai.
Apr 2015 • Couples
We had read mixed reviews about the markets, but decided to give it a go. It was really worth it. You can buy plants, bonsais, birds, goldfish, crickets, frogs, turtles, dogs, cats. The animals were caged but I did not see any that were over crowded or maltreated. There are also lots of sellers of quality beads and jewellery of all types. In this ever growing and modernising city there is little left of old Shanghai - this gives you a glimpse at one of their old passions.
Written April 16, 2015
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jrwinjapan
Chicago, IL41 contributions
Bird & Cricket Market
Dec 2014 • Couples
Tons of crickets, birds, turtles, fish, and plants all under one roof! Bettors shout over fighting crickets and birds drink water out of tiny blue & white ceramic pots. It took all my will power not to free all the caged birds. Some unusual birds but couldn't add to my list since in captivity. We've heard rumors it will be leveled for yet another highrise in the near future. Too bad its a peek into the past.
Written February 3, 2015
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