The New Face Of Animal Cruelty : Disturbing Images Of Jakarta’s Masked Monkeys

Street performers are using monkeys as their means of livelihood. Monkeys are made to wear masks and can be seen performing in streets of the city. The tradition has taken a dark turn and is an attempt to monetize on the victimization of the poor animals.

Finish photographer, Perttu Saksa captured the life of these helpless creatures in order to raise awareness and support against the practice. His photography series, titled ‘A Kind Of You’ documents the dark world of Jakarta’s street monkeys.

 

Macaque Monkeys Are Chained And Led By Their Owners While Wearing Doll Masks

Disturbing Photos Of Monkey Street Performers
Disturbing Photos Of Monkey Street Performers

 

In Addition To The Masks, The Poor Animals Are Also Made To Wear Human Clothes, Hats And Forced To Do Tricks Like Riding Bikes

Disturbing Photos Of Monkey Street Performers
Disturbing Photos Of Monkey Street Performers

 

The Photographer Describes The Whole Event To Be A “Haunting Act Of Cruel Street Theater”

Disturbing Photos Of Monkey Street Performers
Disturbing Photos Of Monkey Street Performers
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