Roads of Bahrain witness a Monkey on a car

Dec

20

2014

Migin Vincent, an Indian national could not believe his eyes when he saw a monkey dressed in t-shirts and shorts on the top of a car.

In a rare incident, a long-tailed macaque was spotted on roof of a Benz car which was speeding at more than 100 km/hr.

According to the witness, the car was heading towards Isa Town from Riffa.

“I saw this crazy scene at Salmabad signal at 12 midnight yesterday. The monkey was tied to a rope and the other end was in the hands of driver. I asked my friend to take the photographs as I was driving. That is so inhumane,” said Mr. Vincent.

He also added that the poor animal was slipping from one side to other part on the roof. “As the car was plying in a great speed, the monkey was seen falling on the boot of the car. Later, the animal struggled to get over the car,” added Mr. Vincent.

The macaque even tried to get inside the car but the person frequently pushed the animal to the same location. The witness also mentioned that the animal was shivering due to cold weather and high speed.

“Monkey is not a pet to be sold in the market. The officials should take immediate steps to curb such sale at the markets in Bahrain. This act is so cruel,” said Anu Varghese, an activist.

After these pictures went viral on the social media, some people strongly criticised the attitude of the Benz owner. Most of the people opined that the person should be brought to justice.

Few of the people who commented on Facebook said that they have witnessed similar scenes earlier also.

“This is absolutely appalling. Cruelty on such exotic animals should not be allowed in Bahrain. When will something finally be done by the government about these cruel and disgraceful issues?” questioned admin of Bahrain Society for the Preventive of Cruelty to Animals (BSPCA) Facebook page and an animal lover, Peg Altemueller.

Animal cruelty has already been banned in the Kingdom. His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa ratified a law with respect to prevention of cruelty to animals which was accepted by GCC member states during the 32nd GCC Summit in 2011.

Elayath Pragit Parameswaran/DTNN

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