Blindfolded macaques were forced to ride bicycles and cowering in fear from the ringmaster’s whip during performances.
ANIMALS ASIA: ‘A UNESCO-accredited facility in Vietnam is forced to end macaque circus in a major blow to the country’s animal performance industry. The Can Gio Biosphere Reserve in Vietnam has announced it has ended a controversial macaque performance after a landslide of public criticism sparked by Animals Asia. The move is a major blow to Vietnam’s animal performance industry which will no longer benefit from an association with prestigious international organisation UNESCO which accredited the reserve.
Animals Asia’s Animal Welfare Director, Dave Neale said: “UNESCO’s actions were sanctioning the confinement, humiliation and exploitation of animals for entertainment so it is crucial that their backing has been removed from an industry mired in serious animal abuse”… Footage taken by Animals Asia in 2016 revealed blindfolded macaques forced to ride bicycles and cowering in fear from the ringmaster’s whip during performances at the biosphere’. SOURCE…