Yesterday, Telecinco’s TV show “Ya es mediodía” showed these images of a chimpanzee in a zoo in Thailand forced to go in a disguise, wearing a mask and riding a bike.
What looks like fun to them is actually ABUSE. The chimpanzee is forced to perform unnatural behaviours totally different from those of its species and this is only achieved by submitting it. The mistreatment is terrible but spreading it, normalizing it and promoting it too.
From MONA we will continue working on education and awareness raising, key tools to achieve the end of actions like this one. We are counting on you to help us giving primates a voice and achieve their well-being.