Show goes on for 'monkey circuses'

Jakarta's monkey shows can appear cruel but they provide livelihoods and entertainment for poor neighbourhoods.

    Performing monkeys have been part of Indonesian street life for generations, providing character to street corners and a livelihood to the monkey masters.

    But the circus featuring masked monkeys which brings joy to children hides a cruel training regime for the animals.

    And the long-held tradition is not likely to change, as Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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