Horrific video shows bear killing monkey after Chinese circus stunt goes wrong

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Animal rights campaigners are up in arms over a video which shows a bear attacking a monkey in a circus act involving animals being forced to ride bikes.

The video is believed to have been shot at China's Shanghai Wild Animal Park, which, according to its website, offers "animal performances showing the charm and skill of the animals and their gift in performing."

In the video, a monkey is seen being mauled by a bear after a circus stunt went wrong.

Speaking to The Sun, Will Travers, CEO of the Born Free Foundation, said: "Horrific and depraved - words cannot describe this brutal foolishness. The circus should be closed. The animals should go to sanctuaries. The operators should be arrested for cruelty and neglect.