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IN Animals ON 23 Feb, 2016
The fury in a human is not sparing even animals now. Guess we have done enough to pour it on our fellow human beings and the thirst isn't satiated yet. So, here's one incident that will leave you teary-eyed. In Mumbai, India, a monkey was attacked with acid, whereafter it succumbed to death. See what had happened-
A few residents of Bhandup had complained to the forest department about a troop of monkeys that were creating troubles in their area, and they had eventually grown fed up of them.
They didn't receive any acknowledgement to their requests of relocation of these animals to some other place, because, it is fair enough to chop down forests- that are a livelihood to many species- to build houses of human beings, but, a troop of animals in a human's area, that's something horrible!
Activist Pawan Sharma of Resqink Association for Wildlife Welfare (RAWW) said, "Around a week ago we had received a few calls from Tulsipada area of Bhandup that a monkey was roaming around in that area. A few days later, someone called up to inform that a monkey was badly burnt. Only on February 16, we could manage to spot and rescue the poor animal for medical aid."
It was a rhesus macaque, and had gone into shock due to the excruciating pain of acid all over him. He was first taken to Thane SPCA, and later Dr Deepa Katyal also tried to administer IV (internal fluids), but didn't succeed.
"Someone in Bhandup who did not like the presence of the monkey had thrown acid on it, leading to its death. There were also maggots on damaged part of its body. I hope that the culprit is caught and arrested", she said.
"We will be informing the local police at Bhandup about this case of extreme animal cruelty, as monkey are also protected species under schedule-2 of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972."
We would have been better off as apes, without any civilization or development. We would have been more humane then.
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