Thursday, November 8, 2007

Monkeys Confined In Small Cage.

We spotted this two monkeys a week ago at 'Dewan Sri Pinang', a place that showcases artsy event such as symphony orchestra, live theatre, jazz jams, cultural dances and various art exhibitions throughout the year. Recently the surrounding inside the building has been reconstructed and they have brought in many animals such as small various birds, rabbits, lizards, peacocks and lastly monkeys.

The cage for the monkeys is extremely small and there is obviously no space for such active animal. The cage dimension measured approximately 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide as you can see in the video above. There isn't any small gap of divider to separate humans from reaching them also. Anybody can stand very close to the animals and birds. This will eventually create stressful emotion on the animals especially from mischievous children behaviors. They shouldn't have been there in the first place if you ask me. They suppose to be free in the wilds, especially the monkeys and all the tiny birds. They don't belong in a small confine cages instead they suppose to be on trees or at a big botanical garden.

Khairul has spoken to one of the gardeners and base on the conversation he had with him, the monkeys have been, in the confined small cage, for almost 6 months already. At first, there was only one, but due to the loneliness, they have brought in another one. I know some of the readers might think I am a bit weird or extreme by saying this, but I think they are like small kids in prison, same goes to all the small little birdies. Animals are not 'decoration'.


Phil Grimsey said...

What can we say apart from

"couldnt agree more"

Poor animals :(

Where animals are kept in captivity, they should make every effort to make the enclosure as close to the natural environment as possible with space to move, play and act as they would in the wild

Nikki said...

This is so hard to see, specially because I have a friend who rescues and rehabilitates primates and monkeys, and all her monkeys/primates are so incredibly free and happy.
Then I see this and I just want to sit in a dark little hole somewhere and hide away from the world.

Ngo Thye Aun said...

@ phil and nikki,

I will find out soon the right contact person to mail to and will update both of you. Hopefully we can do something about this. Give me a day or two.

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