A Look Inside The “Apartments” Where People Are Forced To Live Like Caged Dogs[Photos]

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February 13, 2014 11:42am PST

Honk Kong has somewhere around 177,000 people that live in this low-rent cages like they’re animals. One of the worlds richest cities is home to some of the most horrid living conditions you could imagine.

People pay roughly $1,500 annually to live in these cages that are 6′ long, 2 1/2-3′ wide and stacked on top of each other to the ceiling. The cages are so small that some people are even forced to sleep curled up in the fetal position in order to even fit into them. The residents hang their clothes in them next to their unwashed blankets and pillows.

Many of these cages are found in timber shanties on rooftops and alongside buildings in alleyways. They’re dark, smell horrendously, and are hostile environments as well due to impatient landlords operating illegal slums.

These are a result of Honk Kong’s immense problem with poverty and extremely long waiting lists for public housing, which many won’t even qualify for since they’re single. The average wait for the 220,000 people in line is 3 years minimum, if they ever qualify.

(Read More: Allen West: Liberals Have Driven Up Poverty Roles And Effectively Lost The War On Poverty)

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