Stop The Killing Of Monkeys
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It is human nature to blame others for our own problems. Such is the case with the yellow fever outbreak in Brazil. Howler monkeys are being killed by villagers who blame them for the spread of the disease.
So far over 238 monkeys have been found dead, 69% of them showed signs of dying from unnatural causes. A majority showed signs of being beaten to death. The villagers have a misconception that the monkeys are spreading the disease. That cannot be further from the truth. The howler monkeys are just as valuable to yellow fever as human. In fact, they serve as early indicators of a yellow fever outbreak.
The true culprits are a mosquito, but that hasn't stopped the local villagers from attacking the monkeys in a misguided attempt to stop the outbreak. The monkeys are a protected species and anyone who attacks them must be charged to the fullest extent of the law.
Unfortunately, the local government isn't keen on prosecuting the monkey murderers. With your help that can change, please sign and share, together we will urge the government to punish those who murder the innocent monkeys.
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