Stressed Singaporeans crack down on monkeys
Thanks Otterman for sending in this link :-
Stressed Singaporeans crack down on thieving monkeys
I like how other countries deal with this - they set up feeding stations, sort of like cat cafes for monkeys. Not surprisingly, here we kill them. It's a shame that we seem to think the solution to everything is to kill when a little compassion would go a long way. 80 monkeys a year - that works out to 80 monkeys killed because some people like the woman baking get upset that the monkeys helps themselves to her cakes.
The monkeys are lured out of the forest to eat because people feed them inappropriately. I would say the analogy with cats is similar to that of feeding the cats upstairs where they are not welcome.