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Bigass Farm Crabs

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Field Crabs

To raise awareness to the issue of air and environmental pollution, artists created three gigantic straw crabs on Shanghai’s Chongming Island late last month [Dec. 2015].
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Coal is the biggest source of China’s air pollution, but straw burning is also an issue of major concern. Although straw burning is banned, many farmers continue the age-old tradition to turn leftover straw into ash fertilizer. Crop burning also helps farmers save on labor costs and is considered an efficient way to rid farmlands of leftover stalks, which are seen as waste material. The practice is most prevalent in the China North Plain, and winds carry the smoke to nearby regions.

Damn those industrious peasants. They always find ways to get things done cheaper… because they have to.

[Found here; description with more photos here. Somewhat related posts here and here.]

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