Animal rights activists are calling for Asian attractions like Vietnam’s Monkey Island to be closed down. Photo: Nhac Nguyen/AFP
Animal rights activists are calling for Asian attractions like Vietnam’s Monkey Island to be closed down. Photo: Nhac Nguyen/AFP
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Vietnam tourism: monkey shows on Nha Trang island cruel, say animal rights activists

  • On Monkey Island, macaques ride motorbikes, lift weights and shoot basketballs for tourists, while others run wild, snatching their food, hats and mobile phones
  • Animals performing tricks for tourists is cruel, says animal rights group Peta, but island’s manager says monkeys are well looked after, and tourists agree

Animal rights activists are calling for Asian attractions like Vietnam’s Monkey Island to be closed down. Photo: Nhac Nguyen/AFP
Animal rights activists are calling for Asian attractions like Vietnam’s Monkey Island to be closed down. Photo: Nhac Nguyen/AFP
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