No More Monkey Business, says Jakarta’s Jokowi!


jokowi-twitter Governor Jokowi

—————————–

Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo announced an innovative solution to rid the capital of masked monkeys on Friday. The government will buyback all monkeys used as street buskers in a campaign that aims to put an end to the cruel practice known locally as topeng monyet.

Coming just a week after RRA issued an appeal for action   https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/getting-animals-off-jakartas-streets/ this is welcome news,and a pat on the back is due to many campaigners who have long demanded action.

=

monkeys-abused-and-humiliated-

=

Read the linked story to appreciate just how cruel the monkeys’ owners are. http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/jakarta/jakarta-ramps-up-efforts-to-end-masked-monkey-performances/