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

By alice101   Friday, October 21, 2016   22,799   124   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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