The message I‘m building up to with my little series about the snow monkeys is a more serious one. Monkeys, and especially the great apes share 98% the same genes as we humans. That basically means we are more related to monkeys than a horse to a donkey. We are the most powerful, evolved and adopted species on earth, although most of us are morally not better than any other animal. And in some socializing aspects the monkeys are actually ahead of us. A highly intelligent species which we keep imprisoned for tourism, zoos or in laboratories for research, where most of them are suffering and tortured.
That‘s a thought I had which came in my mind while editing the photos and staring into the gazing eyes of the monkeys.
I wanted to share this and make you think about it.
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26 Feb 2019