Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Leave the Monkey’s Business Alone!
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Leave the Monkey’s Business Alone!

Proposal from Karangasem Regent to Torture Bali’s Wild Monkeys Bring a Torrent of Condemnation. Rabies Ruled Out in Recent Fatal Monkey Attack.


Bali News: Leave the Monkey’s Business Alone!
Click Image to Enlarge

(5/25/2012)

Bali Post reports that the Bali Provincial House of Representatives (DPRD-Bali) has questioned the stance taken by the regent of Karangasem, Wayan Geredeg, who has ordered the elimination of hundreds of monkeys living along the Jinah River near the village of Nongan in the Rendang sub-district of the island.

The regent’s order followed the killing by police of a crazed monkey whose savage attacks resulted in the death of one villager and sent another to hospital.

Geredeg’s order, aimed at reducing the wild monkey population in the area, earned a sound rebuke from some legislators. A member of Commission I of the DPRD-Bali, Ni Made Sumiati, said on Tuesday, May 22, 2012: “Regent Geredeg should think long and hard. He should not be hasty in ordering the slaughters or injury of the wild monkeys. Even if a single crazed monkey is responsible for killing Nyoman Gunung (65) last week.”

The lady legislator believes that the regent should first undertake a study before issuing elimination orders or give detailed orders to officials to place pieces of thorny bamboo in the wild monkey’s rectums. Reportedly, the regent thinks that a monkey thus afflicted would attract other monkeys who would come to assist the suffering primate. The regent’s scenario supposes that the monkeys would  begin battling each other resulting in deaths among the tribes of monkeys.

Sumiati described the regent’s plans, saying, “Such measures are totally opposed to the law and the Hindu concept of Tri Hita Karana.” Tri Hita Karana is a core principle of Bali-Hindu life dictating that balance be maintained between God, Man and Nature.

The legislator, who is from the same regency as Geredeg, pointed out that that there are other more effective measures to anticipate and prevent the spread of rabies. Adding: “Now there are anti-rabies vaccines (VAR) and officials will certainly have a method of handling this. Perhaps they will capture the animals, vaccinate them or shoot them with air rifles loaded with dosages of the anti-rabies vaccine.”

She also cautioned the regent about being too hasty in deciding to kill the local monkey population, given certain reigious beliefs held by local populations that preclude the hunting of the primates.

Criticism from Pro Fauna

Joining the chorus condemning a call to torture wild animals by the head of the Karangasem regency is ProFauna – a non-governmental agency animal rights and conservation group.

Rejecting Geredeg’s call to sadistically sodomize monkeys with pieces of sharp bamboo, the coordinator of the group, Jatmiko Wiwoho, labeled the regent’s statements as reactionary, provocative and failing to take into account Hindu values.

He urged the regent not to position the monkeys as the enemies of man in an effort to justify his cruel measures. Insisting all God’s creatures are entitled to respect, Jatmiko said the animal cruelty proposed by Geredeg could, in fact, make the monkeys in the area more aggressive and more dangerous.

Regent’s Call Illegal

Questions from other sectors have also been raised asking if Geredeg’s call for animal torture is in violation of Section 302 of the Criminal Code (KUHP). That law says those found guilty of torturing and killing animals are subject, upon conviction, of imprisonment for up to nine months.

As reported by Balidiscovery.com, police managed to kill on Saturday, May 19, 2012, the single crazed monkey blamed with the killing of Nyoman Gunung and the injuring of another.

Rabies Ruled Out

The Bali Post confirms that tests carried out on the dead monkey did not show the presence of the rabies virus.

Relates Articles

[An Untested Monkey?]

[Concerns of Widening Rabies Epidemic in Bali]


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
UBUD WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
A Sinful Indulgence
Reports of Travel Fraud on Australians who Booked Holidays with Bali Indulgence Operated by Chivonne Betts
(8/23/2014)
A Trip of a Lifetime
512 Moslems from Bali to Depart on Haj Pilgrimage in September 2014
(8/23/2014)
The Cost of Life (Saving) is Cheap
Bali’s Lifeguards Having a Hard Time Staying Afloat Financially
(8/23/2014)
The Bare Facts
Dutch Tourist Makes Midnight Visit in the Nude to Local Neighborhood
(8/22/2014)
Ill, Fated
Japanese Tourist Fall Ill and Dies in Tanjung Benoa Hotel
(8/22/2014)
Indonesia to Double Tourism Totals in 5 Years?
Indonesia’s President Elect Joko Widodo Sets Ambitious Tourist Target of 20 million Foreign Tourists by 2019
(8/22/2014)
Bali as a Seaside Destination
Bali Governor Praises Water Sport Tourism Ability to Create Employment and Preserve the Environment
(8/22/2014)
Bali: Heaven or Hell?
Governor Pastika Challenges Image of Bali as Heaven on Earth
(8/22/2014)
Farming Still an Economic Centerpiece in Bali
Bali Faming Families Earn US$3,096 per year
(8/22/2014)
On the Street Where You Live
Denpasar, Bali Street Views Now Available on Google Maps
(8/23/2014)
Music that Heals
New Sanur-based Foundation Holds Fund-Raiser to Help People Stop Addiction and Rebuild Lives
(8/22/2014)
Arresting Drug Development
Denpasar Police Conduct Raids on Suspected Narcotics Dealers
(8/17/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents