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Phuket’s monkeys being moved to their own island

 

Phuket's monkey populations have suffered from human interaction as tourism and population growth have merged with their previous habitats.

 

By Nattha Thepbamrung and Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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PHUKET: -- A meeting yesterday (September 18) between Phuket’s Governor and wildlife officials discussed the management of Phuket’s monkeys.

 

Following many reports from locals and tourists about problems caused by Phuket’s monkeys, the meeting agreed on a possible sustainable solution.

 

“There are 7 spots where monkeys live in Phuket including Rang Hill, To Sae Hill, Soi Thanun, Soi Ginggaew 9 in Koh Siray, Bangrong Pier and Baan Yamu. There are 2 types of monkeys including pig-tailed macaque and long-tailed macaque. 

 

Full story: https://www.phuketgazette.net/news/phukets-monkeys-moved-island

 
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-- © Copyright Phuket Gazette 2017-09-19
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These islands are too small to have ground water. What are the monkeys going to do during the dry season?

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8 minutes ago, inThailand said:

According to the complaints they can attack people for food, steal people’s items and wait for tourists to feed them while also sometimes attacking people walking past them,” 

 

They sound more like hawkers, tailors and tuk tuk drivers than monkeys!

They sound like Phuket pub bouncers to me ...... :shock1:

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7 minutes ago, steven100 said:

They sound like Phuket pub bouncers to me ...... :shock1:

Yes another charter profession of the scavenger club!

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I love the start of the news "A meeting was held ...." with the pic of the Monkeys above ... Silly me, different kind of Monkey !

 

Its not going to be easy taking these Monkeys from their current life of luxury to an almost barren Island ... (Which ever Island it is) !

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Phuket’s monkeys, ### ####### agreed on a possible sustainable solution.

Sure they did...

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Where will they park their tuk tuks?

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So they will stick them on islands, with no water and little food.  They will die out.. from malnutrition short term.. and any that survive will die out from inbreeding.

 

I thought Buddhist were supposed to help and respect animals.. not round them up as they are annoying and leave them to die on a desert island.  What do the monks have to say about the monkeys at the temples?  That can't be right!  

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And as monkeys can swim...they will swim back to where there is more food and fresh water to drink!

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1 hour ago, jak2002003 said:

So they will stick them on islands, with no water and little food.  They will die out.. from malnutrition short term.. and any that survive will die out from inbreeding.

 

I thought Buddhist were supposed to help and respect animals.. not round them up as they are annoying and leave them to die on a desert island.  What do the monks have to say about the monkeys at the temples?  That can't be right!  

Perhaps you could adopt a few, put them up at  home? Monkeys become pests when their population gets too big, what other choice is there, euthanasia?

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On ‎19‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 4:56 PM, giddyup said:

Perhaps you could adopt a few, put them up at  home? Monkeys become pests when their population gets too big, what other choice is there, euthanasia?

Humans are the pests on Phuket.... The monkeys were there long before people!   If people stopped feeding them they would not associate people with food.. and so not be a problem.  Also if we stopped turning Phuket into a concrete jungle there might be room for monkeys and humans.  

 

As, you, euthanasia would be kinder to the monkeys than the stress caused to them by capturing them, transporting them (in which many will get hurt or loose their young).. and letting them starve to death on a baking hot tiny rocky island.   

 

But, as usual most humans are selfish and stupid creatures.

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On 19/09/2017 at 9:46 AM, jak2002003 said:

So they will stick them on islands, with no water and little food.  They will die out.. from malnutrition short term.. and any that survive will die out from inbreeding.

 

I thought Buddhist were supposed to help and respect animals.. not round them up as they are annoying and leave them to die on a desert island.  What do the monks have to say about the monkeys at the temples?  That can't be right!  

Allowing them to die is not killing them and can be construed as acceptable by many Buddhists. In Butan to ensure a regular supply of acceptable beef cows are grazed on a steep meadow near a cliff. The cows that fall off are consumed as food. Buddhists are only non violent in theory ..think of the treatment of the Rohynga in Burma or the actions of Pol Pot.

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