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Monkeys forced to beg, rescued from Dadar station

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and officials from the Maharashtra Forest Department and the Mumbai Police came together to rescue the two monkeys.
Several alert citizens from Navi Mumbai and Thane had also informed various animal rights organisations about animal cruelty and exploitation of monkeys by their handlers who would make them perform various tricks on the streets.
“Smart, social monkeys should be in the wild, not begging for money in a crowded railway station under the command of cruel people,” said Deepak Chaudhary of PETA India.
City based wildlife guardian working with forest officials, Sunish Subramanian, told TOI, “I have also received complaints about monkeys being misused. Often, they are ‘kidnapped’ by poachers from forest fringes like at Karnala bird sanctuary or near the highway at Lonavala-Khandala. Tough action should be taken against such wildlife criminals.”

Date: 17 Aug 2018
Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/navi-mumbai/monkeys-forced-to-beg-rescued-from-dadar-stn/articleshow/65430748.cms