Animal Lovers Livid As Chained Monkey Is Forced To Perform Ceremonial Kick-Off In Japan

Submitted by: trimble 2 weeks ago in News & Politics Sports


Looks like the monkey is having a blast to me. So the animal is on a leash, is this cruel?

An excerpt from the Daily Star: [The monkey] was coaxed into performing some ball tricks before jogging over to the referee and handing the ball to the match officials.

The reporters cheer as he presents the ball to referee Hiromu Kimura, who bows down to collect it, before running away and back down the tunnel.

“I felt sick watching this. Japan – a beautiful and diverse country – remains at the opposite end of the scale to Britain as far as modern animal care and cruelty is concerned,” read one comment.

“They need to wake up, or allow monkeys to tether their populace around the neck.”




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Male 1,833
I do have a problem with the cruel treatment of animals but just because an animal is kept  and used like this in a trick or such does not mean in its self that its being mistreated. Just look at all the millions of dogs and cats kept in america alown. My own dogs will fall over each other to do there little tricks they love the attention they get for doing it and will fetch there toys with out prompting just get me to help them do them. This monkey may be treated as much of a member of the family as my dogs are, it was on a leash but I keep my dogs on a leash too but its more for there protection then anything else, he followed the handler with almost no prompting or leading. With out any evidence of mistreatment this is just a big tado over nothing.
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Male 6,302
casaledana yummm dogs...
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Male 598
"Japan remains at the opposite end of the scale to Britain as far as modern animal care and cruelty is concerned"  Hypocritial, considering that may parts of Britain still participate in fox hunts despite bans and restrictions.
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Male 6,302
Touch meine monkey ... Toucb it!
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Female 4,551
I dunno, I think replacing all the humans with monkeys might make most sports infinitely more watchable.
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Male 6,302
emmettyville Using Chimps in Hockey would give new meaning to Face off in the corner
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Male 5,311
Really, The Daily Star, Fancy? What are you going to approve next, articles from the National Enquirer? Here's a version without the fake outrage.
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Male 4,392
 if you teach your dog to beg or lay down or perhaps catch the ball then you're the same caliber of person as the trainer in this video
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Male 1,835
dm2754 A dog is the result of thousands of years of domestication.
That monkey may, at best, be 1st or 2nd generation born in captivity.
It does not belong in chains performing tricks for simple minded "assholes". It belongs in the wild doing what monkeys do.
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Male 487
My bitch is very happy to see the leash - I can tell by her tail. On a walk, my bitch acts like she's leading ME rather than I'm forcing her to do something. 
Anyway: My dog perceives the leash in a positive way. 

In this video you never see tension on the leash - the owner isn't hurting the animal at all. 
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Male 6,302
boredhuman yummmm Dogs ~Drools~
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Male 4,216
boredhuman You can beat an animal enough so that it will never make a leash taut.  Im not saying that's what went on here, I'm just saying its not evidence of anything.
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Male 364
revolting.
Now let's watch this cat playing piano video another time before picking up the kids at school with their awesome kid leash.
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Male 4,216
I dont see a huge difference between this and sea world or any other trained animal act.
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Male 1,835
daegog And that's why all sea world locations and similar venues should be shut down.
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Female 8,181
Cruel- Monkeys aren't good pets, and they don't wear strip or kick balls naturally.
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Male 4,392
Did the monkey say he was forced or did he say that he wanted to?
I didn't see any quotes from the monkey?
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Male 1,835
dm2754 I'm sure it decided to leave its natural habitat, put on clothes and a leash and perform tricks all on its own, right? Probably drove itself to the stadium. 
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