Monkeys are being kept as ‘surrogate children’ and taken for rides in supercars

Monkeys are being treated like mini humans and lavished with ever-more extravagant treats.

One spoilt spider monkey called Chico has been captured on film in the UK, being paraded as the ultimate accessory as he is taken for a ride in a flash car by his owner.

During a 3 minute clip posted on YouTube by a monkey vlogger from Truro, the tiny primate is seen being taken on a car ride to a supermarket car park where he is shown off to those he meets.

The animal, who has a specially adapted car seat, is handed fruit as a couple fawn over him, in the bizarre clip from 2019.

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His owner, who has over 2,000 followers on YouTube describes his pet as having the "soul of a little man".

"He has enriched my life so much love him to bits," he says of the tiny primate who wears a baby's nappy, collar and leash when out and about.

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"He's my little man. He's so funny he as his own little personality," he adds in another clip.

In a different car ride clip Chico is described as "just chilling" as he clings to his owner's arm as they go for a ride while the radio blasts out pop music.

The lively animal is also seen being bathed, being fed fresh vegetables, eating a fried egg, meeting different human friends, and playing with an iPad.

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The Brit vlogger is part of global band of monkey owners famed for dressing the pets up and their exploits online.

Other examples show primates are shown being taken to fast food chains, watching tv, surfing the internet and even sleeping in a proper human bed like a married couple.

But despite attempts to curb the practice, attempts to domestic monkeys are hitting new heights.

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Macaque monkeys Jk and female Shaki have become sensations after living like a married couple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The two macaque monkeys are often pictured dressed up in human clothes and taken out to enjoy casual dinner dates together, much to the amusement of passersby.

The scenes have echoes of a pet monkey called Darwin, who hit global headlines in 2013 after getting lost in an Ikea store in Canada having escaped from a car.

He was pictured by bemused wearing a tiny faux-shearling jacket and rehomed in an animal sanctuary following his ordeal.

He now lives at Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary and has has formed a bond with an olive baboon named Pierre.

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Pet monkeys could soon be a thing of the past in the UK if new laws are passed to ban people from keeping them.

Around 4,000-5,000 primates are currently kept as pets in England and the practice is currently under review after welfare concerns were raised.

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