Call to probe why monkeys were killed

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Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, working together with the SPCA remove some 100 monkeys that were kept without permits in Umsizi Umkomaas Vervet Monkey Rescue Centre on March 29.
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, working together with the SPCA remove some 100 monkeys that were kept without permits in Umsizi Umkomaas Vervet Monkey Rescue Centre on March 29.

The Wildlife Animal Protection Forum South Africa (WAPFSA) has written to the National Council of SPCAs demanding answers about the euthanasia of monkeys seized last week.

The monkeys were removed from the Umsizi Umkomaas Vervet Rescue Centre during a joint operation between Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and the NSPCA.

Ezemvelo said afterwards that “59 monkeys” were put down, in accordance with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Guidelines for the Placement of Confiscated Animals.

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