Human Zoos?

January 11, 2012 in Links Media Uncategorized

Ota Benga, a human exhibit, on display at the Bronx Zoo in New York in 1906

A few hours ago, I came across a video showing tribal women dancing for tourists in exchange for food on an island off the coast of India. It has been reported that a tourist bribed a police officer to bring the Jarawa tribal women to him. It hurts me to see that certain tourists would take advantage of innocent women like that for their own enjoyment by going as far as breaking the law. Indian law states that any interaction with the Jarawa tribe is prohibited. Granted, this could have been worse, but this is still immoral nonetheless and better protection must be given to the tribe to ensure that worse actions do not occur in the future. You can see the video for yourselves by clicking on the link below:

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