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CamilaBarreto 12 years ago

Unfortunately I couldn´t stay too long in Perú , but I was told some native people have fought against this cruel explotation. However, local police hasn´t payed attention to them because it´s a distant zone. There are not wildlife rescue groups in this zone

Maria dB
Maria dB 12 years ago

Are there wildlife rescue groups in Peru who would be contacted about this?

Seema 12 years ago

sad ..

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

really a painful pic, his eyes tells the story,

Judy5 12 years ago

This breaks
My heart. These people are ignorant and as a result cruel.

CamilaBarreto 12 years ago

Hi! This is the cruel reality I found last year in Amazonas, Perú , actually in a peruvian zone so close to Leticia,Colombia.Different restaurants offer wildlife as part of the menu, and they exhibit wild animals in cages (birds such as parrots, toucans,etc; monkeys such as "titi monkeys", snakes and cocodriles as far as I saw) .It´s a shame they don´t appreciate what they have, the amazing biodiversity this ecosystem mantains. This monkey is called "Marimonda" , and you can see the pain in its eyes , the wish for freedom; it has a leash because the "owners" didn´t want it to scape.

KarenL 12 years ago

Poor thing! Can you tell us a little more about this monkey - is he a pet? Do you know why he is wearing a leash?

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