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Tourist animals

Photographed in Marrakech most famous square, Djemaa el Fna. In these markets a lot of Morocco’s illegal wildlife trade is found.
Animals are left exposed to the heat of the direct sun without any shade to find respite. Barbary macaque monkeys are used as props for tourist photographs. Chains are put around their necks to be dragged around from person to person.
Tortoises are put together in such a way that they could not all touch the ground and have been abandoned in the corner of a market.
The snakes have got their fangs removed in order to keep the snake charmers from being bitten.
These animals are dying slow and painful, which is totally unnecessary.  

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