mandag 8. februar 2016

Chinese Animal Trainers Looking for Respect in the Year of the Monkey

The monkey show tradition has withered under the strictures of contemporary China. It was nearly obliterated under Maoist collectivization, and — after reviving in the 1980s — is now under assaultfrom urban administrators and police officials who loathe dirt and disorder and often treat the traveling performers as embarrassing yokels. Urban audiences have pilloried owners accused of abusing the creatures. Read more