Hunt on for monkey killer in Palm Beach

Mpenjati Conservancy is looking for information on the poisoning of four monkeys in Houston Drive in Palm Beach.

The poisoning of any animal is a criminal offence and the community is asked to provide information that could lead to the culprit.

Tracy Rowles of Umsizi Umkomaas Vervet Rescue Centre said the incident was brought to their attention and they were very concerned.

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“Poisoning of wildlife or any animal can have far reaching environmental consequences and if anyone consumes a poisoned monkey they could die,” she said.

Further investigation showed that the monkeys had in fact been poisoned and two of them were still alive and had to be taken to the vet to be euthanised.

The unfortunate aspect of this case is that two of the dead monkeys had been thrown into the bush by the domestic worker who works on the property.

It now appears that the dead monkeys have been picked up for consumption which could cause further problems.

A case had been opened with SAPS as it is a crime to poison wildlife and that also includes domestic animals and birds.

The Mpenjati Conservancy is looking for any information on this case.

One may remain anonymous. Contact the conservancy at 067 769 444 or [email protected]


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