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In a shocking incident of animal cruelty, over 60 monkeys were poisoned, packed in gunny bags, and thrown away to die in Karnataka's Hassan district.

The locals found 15-20 sacks on the roadside. When they opened these sacks they were shocked to see monkeys in a pathetic condition. They were gasping for breath and were unable to move. While some of them tried to feed them water, others called the forest department and police for help.

By the time the police reached the spot, at least 36 monkeys had already died. As per Deputy Conservator of Forests, Hassan, only 15 monkeys survived.

Source: TNM

Preliminary investigations suggest that these monkeys were poisoned and are not from the region around Hassan and might have been brought from outside.

The incident has shocked everyone and people can't believe that humans can stoop to such a level.

The investigation to find the culprits is underway. Hopefully, we will be able to serve justice.