PETITION TARGET: Registrar General, High Court of Karnataka, India
UPDATE (5/22/2023): All seven individuals in this cruel crime have been sent to judicial custody, meaning they are now in the custody of the Magistrate, according to news reports. We are grateful that this case was taken seriously and that these individuals will no longer be able to hurt defenseless animals! Thank you to everyone who signed our petition speaking up for these macaques. — Lady Freethinker Staff
Dozens of helpless macaque monkeys suffocated to death inside gunny sack bags after being callously dumped by a roadside in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, according to the Latin Times.
The locals who made the horrific discovery tried to save the dying animals by offering them food and water. Despite their efforts, 36 monkeys died.
The monkeys’ corpses have been sent in for post-mortem examinations, with poisoning suspected before they were left in the bags to die.
Seven people are under arrest in connection with the merciless killings, said District Deputy Commissioner R. Girish. A preliminary investigation revealed that five of the suspects hired the other two suspects to catch the monkeys and remove them from their farmland.
These innocent macaques deserve justice for their painful and horrifying deaths.
Sign this petition urging the Karnataka registrar-general to thoroughly prosecute the perpetrators under any applicable laws — including India’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, which criminalizes all acts of cruelty against animals, including killing, maiming, or poisoning.