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Chain-Smoking Chimpanzee in North Korea is angering animal rights activists

By alice101   Friday, October 21, 2016   23,631   129   28

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A chimpanzee that smokes cigarettes in a zoo is popular in North Korea but is angering people everywhere else. 


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Azalea, a 19-year-old female chimpanzee in Pyongyang, North Korea, is one of the most popular animals at the Pyongyang Central Zoo for its hobby -- lighting a cigarette and smoking it. It is reported that she smokes about a pack of cigarettes every day. 


Visitors seem to be amused by the animal's display of human-like activity, but many animal rights advocates have voiced concerns and anger over the zoo's decision to teach and encourage the chimp to smoke. 


PETA president Ingrid Newkirk stated, "How cruel to willfully addict a chimpanzee to tobacco for human amusement," during an interview with 'Time' magazine. 


The Pyongyang Central Zoo has a history of animal rights violations as in the past, videos smuggled out of North Korea showed endangered animals fighting at the zoo.








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    YoUrAvErAgEVIP Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    Dead LOL

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    billyg Saturday, October 22, 2016

    lol, and there's absolutely nothing PETA can do about it

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    razorbladeromanc Saturday, October 22, 2016

    Animals also have the right to smoke!!

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    fairypanda Saturday, October 22, 2016

    I thought NK has no zoo

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    Lexxxie Saturday, October 22, 2016

    Of all the human like activities the zookeepers could have chosen why smoking?

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    Mrs_Petty_Noodl Friday, October 21, 2016

    Animal Rights Activist....get over it. This is one of those problems that you have to ignore and move on. Simply because North Korea lol. North Korea would be a bomb country(no pun intended) if the president and the military leaders weren't so mean.

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    growlin Mrs_Petty_Noodl Saturday, October 22, 2016

    I doubt they even care about the actual humans suffering there LOL.

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    potheen Friday, October 21, 2016

    Ehh.. Kim Jong Un loves animals. He is working hard on breeding animals in his Zoo. He even pared Doreamon cat with a dog - as you can see Doreamon is even happy (sporting a huge grin and is winking at the camera)^^

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    dreambigger Friday, October 21, 2016

    i'm more surprise to the fact that they have a zoo..

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    Lexxxie dreambigger Friday, October 21, 2016

    I know right!

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    potheen dreambigger Friday, October 21, 2016

    What? Didn't you know the fact that Kim Jong Un live in Zoo???

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    dreambigger potheen Friday, October 21, 2016

    i know he lives in a castle..

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    potheen dreambigger Friday, October 21, 2016

    You call pigsty as castle?

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    dreambigger potheen Friday, October 21, 2016

    hahaha. thats funny

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    veronicavivian Friday, October 21, 2016

    I love animals, but North Korea is fucked up in general, so a chimpanzee smoking is just among the many fucked up things that happened everyday in that country.

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    Gallifreyan7 Friday, October 21, 2016

    I wish for the people who mistreat those animals a long and very painful death.

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