Vervet Monkey Massacre (Natal - South Africa)
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UPDATE: Wed 15 March 17:31 - A case has been opened and a suspect has been identified! Please continue to support the petition so we can demand justice for these monkeys that have died in the most horrific way! Updates will follow!
#VervetMassacre - A troop of Vervet monkeys has been poisoned in Woodgrange, Kwazulu - Natal South Coast. Eight matriarch members of the troop laying dead and dying in the road. Two were lactating mothers, which means baby orphans were somewhere in the dense bush along with other dying monkeys. It seems food was put out laced with poison. The stomachs have been removed and are on their way to Onderstepoort for testing.
Video: Be warned this is upsetting Vervet poisoning
Umsizi Vervet Rescue is currently sitting with one surviving little monkey who is busy fighting for his life. The SPCA is opening up a case with the South African Police Services.
Sadly this evil act may have far further consequences. The area is opposite dense bush which is home to not only an array of wildlife and birdlife which feed on the same fruit, it is also home to an array of predatory birds such as owls, falcons, hawks which will feed off the carcasses, as well as a shelter for roaming cats and dogs.
This criminal must be caught and he held to account and an example made of him. If you have any info on this which could help in this case please contact;
Tracy 072 833 5119
or Michael Muller at SPCA (Lower South Coast)
More info on follow up actions will be posted to all who sign the petition and here on the petition site!
This petition has been started by Green Think Foundation
www.GreenThink.co.za who has also pledged R5000 of our own funds towards a reward for the successful prosecution of the criminal responsible.
17/3/2017 Update: This R5000 donation has been paid over to Umsizi Umkomaas Vervet Rescue Centre who have acknowledged receipt.
* Please note Green Think Foundation is NOT collecting any funds but will carry information on any fund-raising to this end run by an appropriate fund-raising organisation.
Umsizi Umkomaas Vervet Rescue Centre would appreciate financial donations to cover expenses related to this horrific crime.
There are veterinary bills to be paid and other related expenses that have to be met as well some basic legal costs to investigate a private legal action should there be a "decline to prosecute" decision.
Please donate to
Umsizi Umkomaas Vervet Rescue Centre
First National Bank
Umkomaas 254 005
Cheque account, 62498732158
Use deposit reference: VervetPetition
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