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CRUEL ACT: Monkeys forced to wear dresses and make-up and do tricks with fire for tourists

Circus trainers are said to break monkey’s spirits using violent methods that rely on fear of punishment to get them to perform. Many have their teeth removed to make them compliant.

EMMA ROSEMURGEY: ‘Animal lovers have criticised a show where monkeys are being forced to wear dresses and make up as they jump through hoops at a Thailand zoo. Distressing footage shows the intelligent creatures spinning a flaming stick and pretending to sing at Chang Puak Camp in Ratchaburi, in what has described by activists as a ‘humiliating gimmicky animal act’… The beautiful animals are also shown shaking hands with children in the audience, playing guitar and sitting with crossed legs pretending to write a text message…

Animal rights group PETA is now calling on travel companies to cut ties with the degrading shows, adding that many of the monkeys have had their teeth removed to make them ‘compliant’… Senior vice president of PETA’s international campaigns Jason Baker has warned of how circus trainers are said to ‘break monkey’s spirits using violent methods that rely on fear of punishment’ to get them to perform. The charity says animals are more often than not snatched from their mothers at birth and completely deprived of the natural surroundings they should live in’. SOURCE…

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