[Editor's Note: Photographer Yun-Fei Tou calls this series "Memento Mori." Yun-Fei's photos artistically remind us of the fate millions of animals face in the shelter system.
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These portraits are taken on the very days when the dogs depicted are about to be put down or mercifully killed in public pounds run by governmental agencies in Taiwan. Utilizing the classic portrait style that originated in the early 19th century with the birth of photography as an art form, these photographs offer the viewer a chance to look attentively into a bleak future.