It’s no surprise that so many people say monkeys are their favorite animal. After all, the primates seem to lead a carefree lifestyle. When they’re not hopping from tree to tree, they’re dangling upside-down from branches. And, when that’s all done, they’re re-fueling with fresh fruit and seeds.
But that image of free, fun-loving animals wasn’t what greeted the journalists who sneaked into multiple macaque breeding facilities in Laos. The primates in front of them had none of those typical qualities, because they were being bred for a harrowing reason.