Lopburi: monkeys conquer city in Thailand

In the videos that are circulating on the Internet, two large groups of monkeys can be seen attacking each other and terrifying commuters at an intersection.

As the monkeys continued their fight, people were seen waiting on motorbikes and cars while some tried to avoid the commotion, fearing they might get involved in the fight.

The insane incident took place near Prang Sam Yot, in front of Phra Kan Shrine in Lopburi, a popular tourist destination in the country that is home to thousands of monkeys.

Food was very difficult for the monkeys to find due to restrictions keeping tourists out of town and a lockdown that kept even most of the locals in their homes.
It appears that hunger led to the struggle between the two groups.

“Monkey fights are common in Lopburi. It’s not unusual. It’s about the power struggle, the food struggle, the fertilization of the females, “ said a spokesman for the Department of National Parks.

He said it was impossible to stop the monkeys when they attacked each other and when people started honking their horns louder to scare them away it only made matters worse.

“Several monkeys were injured as a result of this incident.  The road was covered with blood. And only when the leader of the losing side gave up did they withdraw “.

However, it is not the first time something like this has happened. In 2020, two gangs of monkeys were engaged in a fight in the same city and the video sparked a serious discussion about how to deal with animals during the pandemic.

Many had argued that tourism changed the behavior of these monkeys as they now expect to be fed by humans.

The government speaks of sterilization as a solution and wants to sterilize 500 monkeys, but capturing them is not that easy

https://wildbeimwild.com/kunterbunt/affenkaempfe-in-thailand-legen-verkehr-lahm/46834/2021/07/27/

And I mean…When monkeys pick coconuts from the trees in Thailand and stay chained to a short leash for life, it is believed to be useful and economical.

Before Corona, these same monkeys were tolerated by the locals as tourist attractions: The tourists fed the animals, paid money for photos – the city had around 6,000 monkeys under control!
Wildlife across the country annually attracts over 35 million tourists who come here every year and make up around 20 percent of the economy.

But then Corona came, the tourists stayed away, and of course the monkeys are now hungry and aggressive!
It’s about survival!
And man is looking for a solution!

Human animals wage bloody wars against their weaker conspecifics, even when they are not hungry.
In this case, however, we are not looking for a “solution”, but we are financing the arms industry on top of that.

We are also against wars wherever they take place, which is why we propose the following solution: Sterilization for all arms dealers and operators of the war industry.

My best regards to all, Venus

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