Monkey Performs For Passers-Bye
Wonder will never end, that was the case in Bogor, Indonesia, where a monkey was filmed wearing a mask as it asked drivers for money at the side of the road.
The monkey wore a giant female doll mask on its head with a complete pony-tailed blonde hair and sunglasses.
The monkey is seen holding unto blue bucket to collect money, the monkey stands and looks around at the drivers, waiting for anyone who might be willing to offer some payment for his act.
The video that was first posted on Facebook has amazed many viewers. Many have slated the cruelty towards the monkey with one social media user commenting, “Poor monkey! Chained by his neck and tortured just to please human beings.”
The incident is part of a traditional street performance known as Topeng Monyet, translated as Monkey’s Mask.
It’s a controversial form of entertainment that sees captive macaque forced to dress as human and perform stunts such as riding bicycles.
They’re chained by their neck and videos online show them being yanked cruelly whilst performing for the public. Topeng Monyet was banned in Indonesia’s capital city Jakarta after a campaign in 2013.
Many of the monkeys were unable to return to the forests that they were taken from because of severe physical and mental trauma. However, the practice continues throughout Indonesia.
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