Magazine

Feb 4, 2016

Stop This Monkey Business in China

Stop This Monkey Business in China

Residents of Baowan village in China have for centuries relied on training performing monkeys to make money. And as the Year of the Monkey approaches, they are hoping for bumper business.
A much better approach to honor the monkey would be to set the monkeys free and stop enslaving them purely for business.

Stop This Monkey Business in China
1

A monkey rides a bicycle during a daily training session at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
2

Monkeys in cages arrive for a traditional performance at Baowan village in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
3

A monkey catches knives as it balances on a board during a daily training session at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
4

A performance monkey reacts at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
5

A monkey looks out from a cage at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
6

A monkey reacts as a trainer pulls on the leash during a daily training session at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
7

A monkey is seen in a cage at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
8

Monkeys climb up a tree ahead of a practice at Baowan village in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
9

Folk artist Zhang Zhijiu guides his monkey on a bicycle along a path of a field in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
10

Folk artist Zhang Zhijiu prays next to his performance monkeys at Monkey King Temple in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
11

A performance monkey is seen at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
12

Folk artist Zhang Zhijiu's performance monkey reacts after drinking hot water in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
13

A monkey reacts while practicing riding a bicycle during a daily training session at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
14

Folk artist Zhang Zhijiu's grandson Jiao Song plays with their household monkey in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
15

A trainer holds a bamboo stick during a daily training session at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
16

Performance monkeys take a break on bricks next to their trainer at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
17

A performing monkey rests against a wall at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
18

A monkey in costume takes a break on a chair during a daily training session at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
19

A monkey climbs the wire mesh of its cage at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
20

A performance monkey gets a card with the number one as it practices a calculation problem at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
21

A staff member feeds a monkey after a daily training session at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
22

Two monkeys practice carrying a sedan during a daily training session in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
23

Monkeys watch other monkeys perform next to their trainer on a stage in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
24

A trainer rides a motorbike carrying his monkeys for a traditional performance in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
25

A monkey sits in a cage as it is carried for a traditional performance in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
26

A monkey holds its trainer's hand as they prepare for a traditional performance in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
27

Folk artist Zhang Zhijiu trains his monkey to perform a handstand as they practice for a traditional performance in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
28

A performing monkey salutes as its trainer waves a bamboo stick above its head at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
29

A 2-year-old monkey takes a break beside a chair at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
30

A monkey falls while walking on stilts during a daily training session at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
31

A monkey holds knives as it balances on a board during a daily training session at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
32

Folk artist Zhang Zhijiu prays next to his performing monkeys at Monkey King Temple in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
33

A performing monkey is seen as folk artist Zhang Zhijiu pets its head after a training session at home at Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
34

Folk artist Zhang Zhijie plays with his performing monkey while they enjoy sunshine in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
35

Fork artist Zhang Zhijiu trains his monkey to perform flips at his home in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
36

Folk artist Zhang Zhijie goes home with his performing monkeys on a dirt road in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
37

A performing monkey looks out from a cage beside a road in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
38

A trainer holds a monkey performing a handstand on bars at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
39

A trainer holds a monkey performing a handstand on bars at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
40

Villagers chat around a performing monkey ahead of a traditional performance in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
41

A trainer holds a monkey performing a handstand on bars at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
42

Folk artist Zhang Zhijiu waves a branch, pretending to hit his performing monkey, as they practice for a traditional performance in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
43

Folk artist Zhang Zhijiu trains his monkey to flip as they practice for a traditional performance in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
44

A trainer carries a cage of monkeys as they arrive for a traditional performance in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
45

A trainer puts a costume onto one of his monkeys for a traditional performance in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
46

A trainer leads his monkeys in costumes ahead of a traditional performance in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
47

A monkey rides a bicycle past a villager, as the judge for a traditional performance watches in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
48

Folk artist Wang Zhongshan's performance monkey checks his neck as they wait for a traditional performance in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
49

A performing monkey reacts as its trainer pretends to hit it with a bamboo stick at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
50

A folk artist holding a toy pistol performs with his monkeys in Xinye county of China’s central Henan province JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
51

A performing monkey reacts as its trainer pretends to hit it with a bamboo stick at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
52

A performing monkey is seen at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
53

A trainer puts a costume onto a monkey before a daily training session in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
54

A monkey reacts as its trainer puts on a costume ahead of a daily training session at a monkey farm in Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

Stop This Monkey Business in China
55

Folk artist Zhang Zhijiu trains his monkey to raise its hand as they practice for a traditional performance at Baowan village JASON LEE/REUTERS

You may also like

  • Splash! Life as a mermaid

  • The new British aircraft...

  • Perseid meteor shower provides...

  • The Photos Of 2017 Week 32

  • White nationalist rally turns...

  • The Photos Of 2017 Week 31

Something to say? Use Facebook!

Or say it with Disqus!

comments powered by Disqus