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Footage covertly filmed by the Sun during a one-week stay in North Korea shows bears and monkeys being forced to perform tricks in gaudy costumes at a circus for wealthy citizens.
According to the Sun, the bears were caught in the forests of North Korea and perform three times a day while wearing tight muzzles.
In the video, the bears and monkeys are made to roller skate, jump rope and play basketball — behavior PETA spokesperson Carney Anne Chester says could only be learned through torture.
“The only way to get wild animals … whether they’re bears, primates, elephants, tigers, to learn ridiculous tricks is through the constant threat of physical punishment,” Chester told The Huffington Post in a phone interview. “They’re deprived of everything that’s natural to them.”
Chester went on to say that even…
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