Too Much Monkey Business

We arrived in Vang Vieng yesterday. After checking into the hotel we wandered round the grounds where we saw two enclosures, one containing a tortoise, the other a monkey who was on his own and looked in need of some company. First stop was the local shop for some bananas and watermelon which he couldn’t wait to get stuck into

The Laos people seem to like unusual and exotic animals as pets but don’t appear too interested in ensuring their welfare. On several occasions we’ve highlighted the lack of food and water to the owners whose usual response is a brief embarrassed laugh after which they take action. It’s a pity so many of them need to be reminded


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