STOCKHOLM: A group of pygmy marmoset monkeys have applauded the Swedish government’s decision not to send them to Saudi in protest at the country’s human rights record.
“Yeah, definitely. Human rights, we’re well into all that,” said one of the Marmosets while eating grapes and bananas in a hammock in Skansen Zoo, considered one of the world’s most progressive animal closures.
“Our support has got nothing to do with being boiled alive in the 50 degree heat in a sexless, repressed hellhole like Riyadh,” he added.
Saudi recalled its Swedish ambassador last month after Sweden criticised the kingdom for flogging human rights blogger Raif Badawi.
“We are all Raif,” said one of the marmosets, who later enjoyed group sex under a cool mist spray in the Swedish zoo’s Children’s Rainforest. “Raif, human rights, flogging, its shocking that,” he added.