661 Views

Six Arrested for Killing, Eating Monkey

Six men have been arrested in Vietnam for killing and eating an endangered monkey and live-streaming it on social media.

The men, aged 35-59, filmed themselves eating a langur monkey in November and streamed the video on Facebook.

Police say the men confessed on Thursday to violating wildlife protection laws.

Vietnamese langur monkeys are one of the world’s most endangered primate species, living only in the north.

“It took time for us to figure out the suspects involved,” police told AFP.

In a statement, police added that one of the men bought the monkey from a hunter for 1.1 million dong (£38; $48).

Vietnam is currently home to plenty of other endangered species, including the Christmas Island frigatebird and the Siamese crocodile.

Trafficking and consumption of rare and endangered animals is a lucrative and widespread practice in the country.

Many species are used for cooking whilst others have their body parts sold for medicine.

While local and international conservation laws are in place, critics say they are not always properly enforced in Vietnam.

In 2015, authorities were criticised for selling 42 pangolins to local restaurants after they were seized from poachers.

Le Van Minh, head of Bac Ninh’s Forest Management Department in eastern Vietnam, said at the time they had dealt with the scaly ant-eaters in accordance with the law.

About Falade Benjamine 2649 Articles
Ben is an editor and a professional graphic designer at Ogene247.com. He specializes in developing Information on Politics, Business, Entertainment Gossips and Sport. You can Contact him on olaben@ogene247.com

1 Comment

  1. May I simply just say what a comfort to uncover somebody who truly knows what they’re talking about on the internet.
    You actually know how to bring a problem to light and make it important.
    More and more people should check this out and understand this side of the story.
    I was surprised you are not more popular because you definitely possess the gift.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.