Monday, March 2, 2020

Chained-up monkey forced to lift weights and do sit-ups in tourist show training (video)

Heartbreaking footage shows a monkey being forced to lift weights and do press-ups while training to entertain toursts.

The abused primate was recorded by animal rights group, PETA, last month at a zoo in Thailand's tourism hot-spot Phuket, which is popular with British holidaymakers.

The campaign group's undercover footage shows a handler forcing the monkey, named Ning Nong, to lift metal weights above its head and do sit-ups.

The monkey then has to slam-dunk balls into a net, ride a bicycle, stand on a tiny wooden stool and do press-ups.

It has a metal collar and appears to be in distress while it is dragged around the squalid building in temperatures higher than 30C.

The monkey is also believed to have had its teeth removed, rendering it incapable of defending itself.

The animal welfare campaigners targeted the venue after previous footage emerged of the appalling treatment of monkeys in Thailand's wildlife entertainment tourism industry.

Peta are now vowing continued pressure on similar centres that abuse monkeys.

They said: ''Ning Nong is treated like a money-making toy - forced to perform meaningless tricks for tourists and then left isolated in a wire cage when he’s not being used.

''This will only end when people supporting experiences that use animals."


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