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Thinking...

The doll-headed street-monkeys of Jakarta are disturbing on at least two different levels

First of all, they’re clearly incredibly creepy and terrifying

Monkeys are scary, dolls are scary - these are like something out of your darkest, cheese-induced nightmares.

They’re trained to beg for/ intimidate money from passersby

The dolls-head masks make it easy to think of them as living toys.

But… can the monkeys really be enjoying this any more than you?

Well, maybe. But notice that in pretty much every photo, there’s a short chain and a heavy, metal collar.

Something to think about

(Photos by Perttu Saksa)

  • 7:25pm Oct 23, 2013
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