The two monkeys were sold in a pet market for only $230 each and immediately made to work. For almost two years, the two macaques were kept on the fifth floor of a hotel in Phetchaburi, being used as "guard monkeys". The WFFT wrote on Facebook:
(They were) chained on the top floor of the hotel to scare away the smaller urban long-tailed macaques, and prevent them from occupying the hotel... We expect that these monkey were stolen from the forests after witnessing the murder of their mothers, all to be sold into a life of abuse.
They are going to live atWFFT Wildlife Rescue Center, in a large open field habitat, where they can enjoy freedom, social interactions with other primates and finally be safe from cruelty. The WFFT concluded:
Free from their chains, these young boys will never have to be slaves again.