Indonesian officials crack down on monkey business of mistreatment, disease

10/28/2013 | SeattlePI.com

In an effort to protect public health and prevent animal abuse, the government of Jakarta, Indonesia, plans to confiscate the estimated 350 monkeys used in Jakarta street shows by next year. The handlers will be trained to help them obtain new jobs and paid for the monkeys, while the animals will be housed together in a zoo preserve. The monkeys may carry zoonotic diseases such as tuberculosis and hepatitis, and their training is reportedly abusive.

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