Naughty Monkeys Banished

Sent to their room

October 16, 2006

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Naughty Monkeys Banished

4:50 PM -- Monkey rights are being trampeled upon in India, according to this dispatch from BBC News:

  • India's Supreme Court has ordered 300 monkeys captured from the streets of Delhi to be transferred to forests in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.

    Thousands of monkeys roam the capital, mostly around government offices, and are considered a public nuisance.

    They have terrorised bureaucrats [that's a crime?] and in one instance even ripped up top secret defence documents.

    But the monkeys are viewed as sacred by India's Hindus, who often feed them, encouraging them to remain...

    They are also a public menace in many residential neighbourhoods, where they snatch food from unsuspecting people, including children.

    The fact that most Hindus view the monkeys as sacred has made it even harder for the authorities to get rid of the animals.

Sigh. Worship us from afar, if you must. But bureaucrats will be running wild now. Over-fed children too.

— Larry, Urban Monkey, Light Reading

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