Monkey Sprayed By Red Paint, NGO Needs Help Identifying Person Responsible

Another animal abuse video has recently gone viral on social media, of a man spraying a monkey with red paint.

In the video, shared by the animal rights NGO on 23 September, Malaysia Animal Crime Transparency (MyAct) on their official Facebook page, a monkey was seen wailing in distress in a cage, while it was being sprayed.

Poor thing! 

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Posted by MyAct - Malaysia Animal Crime Transparency on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

MyAct’s spokespersons who prefers to be anonymous, spoke to Astro Awani, saying “Spray painting a monkey (long-tailed macaques or pig-tailed macaques) which were caught by the locals because it was causing disturbance is a crime. This is not the first time and has happened before.”

They added that so far there have been four cases this year, and the latest one appears to have taken place in Johor. “This shows a horrible and unethical act towards animals.”

In the video, a car can be seen nearby which appears to have the Royal Malaysian Customs crest and a Johor-registered license plate, which made netizens assume that the incident happened in the southern state. 

MyAct has urged the public to help identify the man in the video who sprayed the monkey with the aerosol paint, including others who were involved in videotaping the abused animal.

monkey sprayed by red paint, ngo needs help identifying person responsiblePhoto via Facebook (MyAct - Malaysia Animal Crime Transparency)

If found guilty, under Section 86 of the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010, which include cruelty to wildlife - the man could be fined between RM5,000 and RM50,000 or be jailed for a year or both. 

What a terrible thing to do to the poor innocent monkey! 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat