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Out & About: 'Topeng monyet', violation of animal rights

  • The Jakarta Post

| Tue, August 5 2008 | 10:12 am

PREMIUM Although Bram Maro described topeng monyet (a kind of door-to-door monkey performance) as "one of the most original forms of entertainment", it is, in fact, one of the cruelest violations of animal rights. As a child in the early 1970s, I wanted a topeng monyet to perform for my birthday because I had never been able to watch an entire show. My parents were against it, but I beg...