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District Farmer Organizations to support steps taken by the Ministry of Agriculture to remove menacing monkeys

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Animal Welfare Society request farmers to allocate half an acre from crop lands

The representatives of farmer organizations in all the districts have informed the Ministry of Agriculture that they will extend their maximum support to whatever steps the Ministry takes to remove the menace of monkeys destroying their crops.

The farmers' organizations have informed the Ministry of Agriculture that although environmental organizations and various individuals criticizing the request to provide 100,000 macaque monkeys to zoos in China, they do not have solutions to the damage caused by the monkeys and other animals to their fields and crops.

In the meantime, an Animal Welfare Society has also made a request from the Ministry of Agriculture. They have stated that if every farmer allocates half an acre from his crop land for animals, crop losses caused by animals can be minimized.

However, despite China's request to provide the monkeys to their zoos, the Ministry of Agriculture has no authority in this regard and therefore, it has been decided to act on the recommendations of a committee consisting of representatives from the Department of Wildlife, Department of National Zoological Gardens, Attorney General's Department, Ministry of Agriculture and the Department of Agriculture.

In the meantime, it is also planned to introduce a special type of cage that can be operated by remote controls to catch the monkeys. Also, Special training will be provided to the people who would use the remote-controlled cages to catch the monkeys.

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21-02-2024

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