Wednesday, October 11, 2006

A ray of light in a storm...

This made me forget my hatred for Concordia for a few seconds, when I
remembered it again. Well, just visualizing bureaucrats being terrorized by
monkeys... hehehehe. Top secret documents flying around and stuff... too goo to
be true, but thank God, it is.

Delhi monkeys face forest future
By Sanjoy Majumder BBC
News, Delhi

India's Supreme Court has ordered 300 monkeys captured from the
streets of
Delhi to be transferred to forests in the central state of Madhya
Thousands of monkeys roam the capital, mostly around government
offices, and
are considered a public nuisance.
They have terrorised
bureaucrats and in
one instance even ripped up top secret defence documents.
But the monkeys
are viewed as sacred by India's Hindus, who often feed
them, encouraging them to
Snatching food
Delhi's large
population of stray monkeys has
been a long-standing problem.
They are
also a public menace in many
residential neighbourhoods, where they snatch
food from unsuspecting people,
including children.
The fact that most
Hindus view the monkeys as sacred has
made it even harder for the
authorities to get rid of the animals.
Now the
Supreme Court has ordered
that some 300 monkeys captured by animal handlers be
freed in the forests of
central India as part of an effort to rehabilitate them.
But already there
are some who are opposing the move, saying the monkeys may
find it difficult
to adjust to life in the wild after having been raised in an

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Published: 2006/10/11 15:23:58 GMT© BBC

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