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The Sad Story Of Mr. Monkey And Mrs. Bird

Laos – a country of rich culture, stunning nature and Mr. Monkey and Mrs. Bird, who I met at a view point while travelling across the country.

How cute! A monkey!

All of us ran out of the bus taking pictures. He was so nice sitting on a branch looking at me with his huge eyes.

Mr. Monkey and Mrs. Bird - Sad Story from Laos

Shortly afterwards I saw  he was caught. His hip was in a chain. The chain was only long enough to let him climb a little up into the tree and he was able to run in little circles around the tree until the chain tied him to the tree. I still found him cute but not his life anymore. Day after day being held as a prisoner tied to a tree…

 

Mr. Monkey and Mrs. Bird - A Sad Animal Story from Laos

Mr. Monkey and Mrs. Bird - A Sad Story From Laos

Mrs. Bird

It was not better for Mrs. Bird. A couple of feet/meters away from Mr. Monkey in the foliage was a bird. I wasn´t amazed by that. When I came closer and closer the bird didn´t fly away as I expected. It opened its wings but couldn´t fly. Something was stopping it. When I took a closer look I saw a tiny silver chain – which isn´t seen on the picture – around Mrs. Bird´s leg.

Mrs. Bird and Mr. Monkey - A Sad Story From Laos

As much as I like seeing wild animals, especially those we don´t have in the Alps, I was sad they are captured to amuse tourists. I´d rather see none of those animals than seeing them chained. That´s not okay. As beautiful as Laos is and as poor the majority lives, it is not okay to chain animals in the hope to get money for it.

Birds who can´t fly, monkeys only able to have a couple of feet/meters to climb?

Laos; I don´t like this side of you!

MORE ABOUT THE BEAUTIFUL SIDE OF LAOS:

AT THE KHOUANG SI WATERFALLS – TURQUOISE BEAUTY AND LAZY BEARS

TOP THINGS TO SEE IN VIENTIANE

ALONG THE MEKONG – FROM HOUAI SAY TO LUANG PRABANG

 

LAOS

Comments 11

  1. Ich finde das so traurig. Aber da bewahrheitet sich wieder der Spruch: Solange der Mensch denkt, dass Tiere nichts fühlen, müssen Tiere fühlen, dass Menschen nicht denken. :'(

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    Thank you Sandra for your comment and this true quote:

    “As long as humans think that animals don´t feel anything, animals must feel that humans don´t think.”

  3. Das ist echt traurig, aber die Menschen armer Länder haben oftmals ein anderes Verhältnis zu Tieren als wir. Keine Ahnung warum das so ist. Treibt mir aber jedesmal die Tränen in die Augen. LG, Nadine

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  4. Hallo Christina, schöner neuer Look deiner Seite! Habe ich gerade erst entdeckt 🙂
    Äffchen und Vogel tun mir leid … Aber ehrlich gesagt bin ich auch kein Freund von Zoos. Da gibt es nur ganz ganz wenige, von denen ich glaube, dass die Tiere sich annähernd wohl fühlen …
    Sonnige Grüße
    Jutta

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  6. Wirklich traurig. Nachdem ich in Südafrika so viel Wildlife gesehen habe, traue ich mich hier nicht einmal mehr in den Zoo. Irgendwie einfach nicht richtig.

    LG
    Manuela

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      Da kann ich mich deiner Meinung nur anschließen, Manuela. Besser wäre die Tiere in der Natur zu schützen, als sie uns in Käfigen zu präsentieren. Es wird sicher Zoos geben die für artgerechte Haltung einstehen, da tue ich nichts weg. Mir sind die Tiere allerdings in ihrer natürlichen Umgebung lieber, auch wenn dies bedeutet, dass ich sie nicht “live” sehen kann.

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