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Finnish photographer Perttu Saksa was traveling in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2012 when he first saw the masked macaque monkeys that were forced into performing on the street for money. The “monkey masters” who keep the macaques dress them in doll masks and children’s clothes to make them appear fun and playful, but in Saksa’s eyes they are anything but. His series, “A Kind of You,” collects the most chilling portraits of the monkeys. Thankfully, Saksa isn’t the only one to take pity on the monkey performers. Since early 2013, monkey ownership has been an animal abuse crime. These photos may haunt you, but at least you can take comfort in knowing the practice is being wiped out. 

Source: Perttu Saksa via Time

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