Today’s Monsters are Indonesia and Cambodia

The Monsters Among Us

In Indonesia and other Asian countries these backwards people believe that the tears from the Slow Loris can treat eye diseases in humans. In order to obtain tears of the big-eyed lorises, skewers are inserted into the animals’ anuses and run through their bodies until they exit the mouth. The still-living animals are then roasted over an open smoke filled fire and the tears that stream from their eyes are collected:
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In addition to the ignorant medical practices of these dimwitted people another threat to these gentle creatures is the pet trade,

After being snatched from the wild, slow lorises have to suffer a painful procedure to prepare them for their lives as pets. Their teeth are often cut off with nail clippers or pulled out with pliers to prevent the loris from injecting venom into its handlers and future owners. This cruel mutilation can leave the loris suffering from infections…

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