19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Surgery in Amazonia

Both the characters are performing a hysterectomia on a cat. This is part of a program directed by said foundation in order to increase domestic animal welfare in the region as well as to control the local cats and dogs population which represent an increasing threat for the environment. There's been testimonies of dogs fishing in the Amazon, for instance, as well as cats eating various indigenous species (monkeys, ...)

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Leticia, Colombia
Copyright: © Gauthier Veraghaenne