More than a hundred monkeys tied in bags, trapped in cages rescued from residence

Last chance than a hundred baby macaque monkeys had been discovered at an deserted home in Saraburi, some tied up in luggage. One was useless. Some locked in plastic carriers had been weak from hunger and thirst. Police suspect the house was being for storage by a wildlife smuggling gang making ready to move and promote the monkeys throughout the border where the animals could be cooked as unique dishes.
A native found the monkeys and known as authorities. Officers from the Phra Putthabat Police Station and a rescue staff searched the deserted residence off Phu Khae – Lomsak road in Saraburi. Some monkeys have been exterior the house, while some inside had been trapped in luggage or carriers. Around 30 monkeys were tied in luggage. Other monkeys were locked in plastic carriers.
Police suspect the monkeys were destined to buyers in different international locations the place they might be served in eating places as exotic dishes. Officers are nonetheless investigating. Those who’re caught face expenses of animal abuse and possession of wildlife without permission, which carry penalties of as much as 10 years in jail and a fantastic of as a lot as a million baht.
Last year, Thai authorities rescued more than one hundred monkeys they believe had been destined to be illegally imported out of Thailand to be served in restaurants as exotic dishes.
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