- Posted June 21, 2012 by
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SEVERE ANIMAL ABUSE CASE IN HONG KONG
There has been a serious case of animal abuse done to a group of wild monkeys living on the "monkey hill" in HK. Monkeys have been blinded and their faces and bodies disfigured by acid. Some have been spotted with limps missing and some with scars on their backs, suspected to be caused by knives. Suspected weapons and abandoned bottles of concentrated hydrochloric acid have been found discarded loosely in the area.
It is said that monkey abuse has been taking place for nearly 7 years but neither the local police nor the agriculture, fisheries and conservation department has been too active in putting an end to this problem.
The monkeys have been living in this part of the city for a long long time and the "monkey hill" , a home to approximately 2000 wild monkeys, is one of the most popular weekend escape places for city dwellers.
More and more animal abuse cases have been surfacing over this short period of time. Unfortunately, the law of Hong Kong is still extremely lame in deterring such awful events from happening. I hope by raising such kinds of incidents to an international level can help to give the silent victims a voice and also to protect them from the ruthless barbarians in this dying city.