Cambodia probes YouTubers’ abuse of monkeys at Angkor Wat Unesco site: ‘needs boundary between human intervention in nature’

Authorities say abuse of monkeys at the Angkor Unesco World Heritage site is a growing problem as people look for new ways to draw online viewers to generate cash.

A baby monkey struggles and squirms as it tries to escape the man holding it by the neck over a concrete cistern, repeatedly dousing it with water.

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Video Cruelty for clicks: Cambodia is investigating YouTubers’ abuse of monkeys at the Angkor UNESCO site

In another video clip, a person plays with the genitals of a juvenile male macaque sitting on a limestone block from an ancient temple to get it excited for the camera.

The abuse of monkeys at the Angkor Unesco World Heritage site in northwestern Cambodia is not always so graphic, but authorities say it is a growing problem as people look for new ways to draw online viewers to generate cash.

In full: https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3258385/cambodia-probes-youtubers-abuse-monkeys-angkor-wat-unesco-site-needs-boundary-between-human

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