On 26 June, a disturbing incident of animal cruelty took place in the Ammapalem village of Telangana’s Khammam district. According to The Indian Express, several monkeys raided the teak plantation and villagers chased them away. One of the animals was caught and hung from a tree to scare the rest.
Ahmedabad Mirror further reports that two dogs were released as the animal was struggling to breathe and the whole act captured on video.
Sathupalli Forest Range Officer (FRO) A Venkateswaralu was quoted saying that the villagers believed that the unconscious animal they had caught was already dead. He added,
“From what they have stated, it does not look like a deliberate act of cruelty towards animals. No one would hang a monkey to death. But it is still an offence and the three have been booked under section 9 of the Wildlife Protection Act for hunting a wild animal.”
The forest department has booked three persons in #Telangana's Khammam district for their gruesome act of killing a monkey by hanging it after it had strayed into their field to quench its thirst. pic.twitter.com/k0QoasXMYA
— IANS Tweets (@ians_india) June 29, 2020
The incident has caused outrage online with people demanding that the accused be punished for the crime.
today in khammam district ammapalem village people cruley killed one monkey and hanged it there is no humanity in people🙄😥
— Sushanth Bathini (@SushanthBathin1) June 29, 2020
TW: Animal Cruelty
Some bastards in Khammam District, Telangana have hanged a monkey till death.
— Ganesh (@SecularMango) June 28, 2020
Another extreme case of brutality against a monkey has surfaced. The monkey was hanged to Death.
We are not learning as a society or our message of 'Compassion' is not reaching everyone. Culprits will be booked under law but emotions should come from inside.
Keep Working. https://t.co/MVoOs4s9uU
— Ankit Kumar, IFS (@AnkitKumar_IFS) June 29, 2020
A monkey was hanged till death in #khammam Telangana, by the villagers to scare the other monkeys in the district. We humans are so sick.
— dhanashree (@itsdhanashree) June 30, 2020
How much more do you want to fall from grace human beings 😡😡😡 We all will be severely punished for the pain n suffering caused to that innocent animal. TERRIBLE 😡😡😡
— Global Times (@IndianLama) June 29, 2020
Request PETA authorities and Smt. Maneka Gandhi to enquire into the incident of the monkey being hanged to death in Telangana and severely punish the culprits so that such a heinous act never happens again…
— Anish Nair (@Anivalayanghat) June 29, 2020
I just saw a video of a monkey being hanged to a tree?? WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH HUMANS?
— Mona∞⁷ 💜s Dee (@ztscult) June 29, 2020
A monkey was hanged in Telangana as per media reports & then thrown to the dogs. Request to investigate this barbaric incidence and punish the culprits for cruelty against animals.
— Amit Mohan (@amitmoh65115527) June 29, 2020
We hope the forest department looks into the case and also finds solutions to the issue as animal cruelty is not the answer.