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Disturbing Animal Photographs

Perttu Saksa Brings Our Attention to Street-Performing Monkeys

— November 12, 2013 — World
The Perttu Saksa series of photos featuring street-performing monkeys. Entitled 'A Kind of You,' it is both a haunting and a sobering experience that will stay with you for a long time.

The street-performing monkeys featured in 'A Kind of You' are from Jakarta, Indonesia where you will find them on the streets performing shows by wearing plastic baby doll heads, holding parasols and riding bikes. These monkeys are subjected to traumatic conditions: their teeth are pulled so they can't bite, tortured to remain obedient and hung from chains in order to be trained to walk on their hind legs like a human.

Fortunately, it seems like these horrible acts are on their way out as the governor of Jakarta has ordered that all street-performing monkeys be gone by next year.
Trend Themes
1. Animal Welfare - Disruptive innovation opportunities exist in developing ethical alternatives to the use of animals in entertainment.
2. Cruelty-free Tourism - There is potential for disruptive innovation in creating cruelty-free tourism experiences that respect the rights and well-being of animals.
3. Awareness Campaigns - Disruptive innovation can be harnessed through the development of impactful awareness campaigns to highlight and address the issue of animal cruelty in different industries.
Industry Implications
1. Entertainment - There is an opportunity for disruptive innovation in the entertainment industry to create engaging and captivating performances that do not exploit animals.
2. Travel and Tourism - The travel and tourism industry can benefit from disruptive innovation by offering unique and responsible animal-friendly experiences.
3. Advertising and Marketing - Disruptive innovation opportunities lie in the advertising and marketing sector to develop compelling and impactful campaigns that raise awareness about animal cruelty and promote ethical practices.
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