Stop Orangutan Boxing at Safari World Thailand!
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A zoo in Thailand is profiting from 'orangutan boxing' where apes appear to fight for the amusement of locals and tourists.
The cruel event which takes place at Safari World in Bangkok - Orang-utans are forced to fight in front of crowds for 30 minutes. In addition to the apes fighting, Females are also paraded round in skimpy bikinis holding ring cards.
Orang-utans are highly intelligent and sensitive animals that share 97% of their DNA with humans and they do not belong in a ring where they are dressed up and made to fight!
A PETA spokesperson said: ‘When you see these animals performing what are uncomfortable and stressful tricks, know that they’re not doing it because they want to – they’re doing it because they’re afraid to, often subjected to electric shocks, cigarette burns or beatings if they do not obey in training.
‘Orangutans are also arboreal – they swing through trees – so the act of standing up on curved feet is hard enough for them.
‘Many of those animals who are disrespected and abused at these tacky tourist traps were also torn away from their mothers within days or weeks of birth'
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