Shocking: Over 50 monkeys poisoned and stuffed in gunny bag in Karnataka
In a shameful and inhumane act, over 50 monkeys were poisoned and stuffed in a gunny bag, and dumped on a roadside.
The incident was reported at Begur road in Sakleshpur taluk of Hassan district in Karnataka last night.
The villagers and activists, after noticing the stuffed bag, opened it and found monkeys. Some were still breathing. Immediately, police and forest officials were alerted. Hours after the incident, the officials reached and about 14 monkeys that were alive also succumbed, says activist Sunil D.
A complaint was filed and efforts are on to track the culprits behind this heinous crime.
Meanwhile, Akhil Karnataka Prani Daya Sangha, an animal rights group, announced a reward to those who give information about the culprits behind this shameful act.