Rescue centre distraught after dozens of monkeys are put down by Ezemvelo

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Umsizi Umkomaas Vervet Rescue Centre has criticised the decision to euthanise monkeys that were removed from them.
Umsizi Umkomaas Vervet Rescue Centre has criticised the decision to euthanise monkeys that were removed from them.

The chairperson of the Umsizi Umkomaas Vervet Rescue Centre, Tracy Rowles, is devastated that the monkeys removed from the centre last week have been euthanised.

They were moved during a joint operation between Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

Rowles, who did not want to comment in-depth because of a pending court case over the removal of the monkeys, said on Tuesday that none of the monkeys removed suffered from ill-health. Also none of them were injured, she emphasised.

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