Two pigs were slaughtered at the Nem Thuong Festival after being cruelly tied down and paraded through the town - the only concession to the public outcry being a private execution.
Quantock must have thought he’d die in that cage - but one day a taste of honey was the first hint his hell would soon be over.
It’s worth remembering that money is behind most animal cruelty – it’s business and business is always looking for new markets.
When Sam and Simon were rescued from a tiny, dark room and even tinier cages on Ba Mun Island in Vietnam’s Halong Bay, they were both in bad shape.
The Year of the Monkey may be dawning in Asia but so long as animal performance continues to be accepted - it could be a torrid year for captive primates.
“The fact that within China there has been a sustained reaction from animal welfare groups to this news gives us hope - even amongst the concern that this legislation generates."
There are two swings – but Yin Yang is pretty sure he wants Olly’s swing.