Wednesday, October 23, 2013

VICTORY *THIS PRACTICE IS NOW PROHIBITED* Cruelty Behind the Mask of Jakarta’s Monkey – A Life Of Torture & Begging



The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 10/22/2013 11:17 AM | Jakarta
The Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) welcomed the decision by Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to prohibit topeng monyet (masked monkey shows) across the city by next year.

“We are very happy with this decision because we have been fighting against this practice since 2009,” JAAN founder Femke den Haas said on Monday. 


Petition Target: Embassy of Indonesia, Indonesian Ministry of Environment Sponsored by: Animal Advocates Masked street monkeys in Jakarta, Indonesia are forced to wear bizarre costumes and give street performances as their owners collect money from spectators. The emaciated long-tailed macaque monkeys are made to wear doll masks, wigs, and clothes and perform human tasks such as riding bikes, rocking horses and scooters. Many are brutally trained to walk upright by being hung upside down, or having their hands tied behind their backs. In the first two weeks of being trained to perform cruel circus activities, countless monkeys suffer incredibly and die. Animal activists in Jakarta have said the practice is cruel, and illegal. We ask the Indonesian government to stop this exploitation.

This Monkey is nursing its young child and made to have a hideous mask on her head and beg for money.

These innocent sentient beings are taught through violence & fear; nothing but cruelty. 

The training is against the law and less than half of the monkey’s that undergo the training process survive to entertain. The monkey trainers simply say that life is hard in Jakarta.

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