According to news reports, a safari theme park in Thailand has become a macabre tourist attraction for its orangutan kick boxing matches complete with simian round card girls. The report continues, the heavyweights of the jungle duke it out, female orangutans parade around in bikinis displaying the round number.
This horrifying footage show cheering tourists drawn to the barbaric sport at a theme park in Thailand. While an orangutan pretends to be knocked out of the boxing ring, others, dressed in bikinis are trained to pick up litter from the stage at the end of the show. The apes kick-box each other as a spectacle for the tourists in shows that last more than 30 minutes, before being returned to their dark cages. Animal campaigners say the apes - weighing up to 250lbs - could do themselves serious damage in the boxing ring. They warn that it is hastening the end of the orang-utan - which experts say will be extinct in the wild in only few years.
Thailand once shut down Safari World monkey matches; it's time they shut down the orangutan matches too.
When you see these animals performing what are completely unnatural tricks...they're not doing it because they want to, they're doing it because they're afraid not to
Safari World, on the outside of Bangkok, has been drawing huge crowds that cheer orangutans forced to wear boxing gloves and trained to trade punches and spin kicks.
As the heavyweights of the jungle duke it out, female orangutans parade around in bikinis displaying the round number.
After the 30-minute shows, the orangutans are returned to their dark, dingy charges, according to an investigative report.
Dressed in garish shorts and boxing gloves, orangutans trade punches and spin-kick each other in a boxing ring. The cruel sport takes place at a theme park called Safari World on the outskirts of Bangkok in Thailand. The same company was banned from doing exactly the same thing just six years ago.
We the undersigned now urge you to close down the barbaric orangutan kick boxing matches taking place today at Safari World.
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