A monkey has been captured on camera in Bogor, Indonesia, chained to the roadside and forced to beg while dressed to look like a blonde doll as it asked drivers for money at the side of the road.
According to Metro UK, the monkey who wore a giant female doll mask complete with pony-tailed blonde hair and sunglasses, clutched a blue bucket to collect money.
The monkey was seen standing and looking around at the drivers waiting for anyone who might be willing to offer some payment for his act.
His bizarre performance is accompanied by traditional music.
The video clip was posted widely on Facebook and has divided viewers as many have slated the cruelty towards the monkey with one social media user commenting ‘Poor monkey! Chained by his neck and tortured just to please human beings’
The incident is part of a traditional street performance known as Topeng Monyet, translated as Monkey’s Mask. It’s a controversial form of entertainment that sees captive macaque forced to dress as human and perform stunts such as riding bicycles.
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