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Proposal from Karangasem Regent to Torture Bali’s Wild Monkeys Bring a Torrent of Condemnation. Rabies Ruled Out in Recent Fatal Monkey Attack.


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Karangasem, Bupati, regent, Wayan Geredeg, Jinah River, Nongan village, Rendang, Nyoman Gunung, monkey attack, rabies, torture, sodomy, KUHP, cruelty to animals, ProFauna, Jatmiko Wiwoho, DPRD-Bali, Ni Made Sumiati
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(5/25/2012)

Bali Post reports that the Bali Provincial House of Representatives (DPRD-Bali) has questioned the stance taken by the regent of Karangasem, Wayan Geredeg, who has ordered the elimination of hundreds of monkeys living along the Jinah River near the village of Nongan in the Rendang sub-district of the island.

The regent’s order followed the killing by police of a crazed monkey whose savage attacks resulted in the death of one villager and sent another to hospital.

Geredeg’s order, aimed at reducing the wild monkey population in the area, earned a sound rebuke from some legislators. A member of Commission I of the DPRD-Bali, Ni Made Sumiati, said on Tuesday, May 22, 2012: “Regent Geredeg should think long and hard. He should not be hasty in ordering the slaughters or injury of the wild monkeys. Even if a single crazed monkey is responsible for killing Nyoman Gunung (65) last week.”

The lady legislator believes that the regent should first undertake a study before issuing elimination orders or give detailed orders to officials to place pieces of thorny bamboo in the wild monkey’s rectums. Reportedly, the regent thinks that a monkey thus afflicted would attract other monkeys who would come to assist the suffering primate. The regent’s scenario supposes that the monkeys would  begin battling each other resulting in deaths among the tribes of monkeys.

Sumiati described the regent’s plans, saying, “Such measures are totally opposed to the law and the Hindu concept of Tri Hita Karana.” Tri Hita Karana is a core principle of Bali-Hindu life dictating that balance be maintained between God, Man and Nature.

The legislator, who is from the same regency as Geredeg, pointed out that that there are other more effective measures to anticipate and prevent the spread of rabies. Adding: “Now there are anti-rabies vaccines (VAR) and officials will certainly have a method of handling this. Perhaps they will capture the animals, vaccinate them or shoot them with air rifles loaded with dosages of the anti-rabies vaccine.”

She also cautioned the regent about being too hasty in deciding to kill the local monkey population, given certain reigious beliefs held by local populations that preclude the hunting of the primates.

Criticism from Pro Fauna

Joining the chorus condemning a call to torture wild animals by the head of the Karangasem regency is ProFauna – a non-governmental agency animal rights and conservation group.

Rejecting Geredeg’s call to sadistically sodomize monkeys with pieces of sharp bamboo, the coordinator of the group, Jatmiko Wiwoho, labeled the regent’s statements as reactionary, provocative and failing to take into account Hindu values.

He urged the regent not to position the monkeys as the enemies of man in an effort to justify his cruel measures. Insisting all God’s creatures are entitled to respect, Jatmiko said the animal cruelty proposed by Geredeg could, in fact, make the monkeys in the area more aggressive and more dangerous.

Regent’s Call Illegal

Questions from other sectors have also been raised asking if Geredeg’s call for animal torture is in violation of Section 302 of the Criminal Code (KUHP). That law says those found guilty of torturing and killing animals are subject, upon conviction, of imprisonment for up to nine months.

As reported by Balidiscovery.com, police managed to kill on Saturday, May 19, 2012, the single crazed monkey blamed with the killing of Nyoman Gunung and the injuring of another.

Rabies Ruled Out

The Bali Post confirms that tests carried out on the dead monkey did not show the presence of the rabies virus.

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[An Untested Monkey?]

[Concerns of Widening Rabies Epidemic in Bali]


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