Friday, December 28, 2018

Police Arrests Six Men For Killing, Eating Monkey

Six men were arrested in central Vietnam for killing and eating an endangered monkey while live streaming it on a social media site, police said on Friday. The trafficking and consumption of rare and endangered species is widespread in Vietnam as many still believe in the healing and medicinal qualities of the animals' body parts.

But the sale of the animals occurs on the black market, and consumers rarely broadcast the killing and eating of the creatures, which are protected under Vietnam's conservation laws. The six men, aged from 35 to 59, filmed themselves with a mobile phone eating a live langur monkey and streamed the gruesome video on Facebook on November 17. They were finally identified and arrested on Thursday, police said.