Distress of the Monkey


This is an image of a scene I would never get out of my head.

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The monkey was in a most agitated and distressed state in a very small cage. He was giving us a rather dramatic expression of his situation. With this cloth on his head he was pulling on the metal of his cage in desperation, while rocking from side to side. Is this the way to view nature? This is downright animal cruelty and it is heart breaking.

Background: This was in Sri Lanka; a privately owned “nature park” called the Guruge Nature Park. What kind of joy do people get from viewing wild animals in distress in a cage?

 

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