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Off the beaten path. An innocuous facade.
A female with her young.
The long-tailed macaques live in barren, rusted cages.
The macaques live in boredom with no enrichment in the cages.
Hierarchies form within each cage which means some monkeys take all the food while others starve.
Starving monkeys eat the feces of other monkeys.
Injuries abound. This terrified macaque was unable to move from this position.
There were no dead macaques in this cage. The following day, there were two.
A macaque comforts another, who is blind. While I was there, the one never left the blind macaque's side.
This building held macaques who were infirm.
Injured macaques are held in small cages.
The macaques react with terror to humans. This macaque broke my heart as he tried to hide behind the only bar in the cage.
The macaques react to humans with terror.
The monkeys are shipped to China in these containers.
Before they are shipped to China, the macaques are removed from the group enclosures and put into kennel-sized cages.
The monkeys can live in these small cages for months before being shipped to China.
An employee at one of the farms shows us their "product".
An employee continues to show us the farm's "product", a helpless female macaque with a baby who clings to her torso.
Macaques cling together in fear when humans are nearby.
Injuries and fighting abound, due largely to the stress of confinement. This macaque is missing his upper lip.
An open chest wound from a recent fight.
Boredom.
Each farm had several large buildings divided into small enclosures to house the animals.