Farmer paints a monkey to punish it for stealing fruit in Malaysia

Caught red-handed: Farmer spray paints a monkey to punish it for stealing his fruit in Malaysia

  • Primate caught taking durian fruits from the farmer’s garden in Kuala Lumpur
  • Footage shows animal tied down on the ground with its fur covered in red paint
  • The monkey looks puzzled as the angry farmer scolds it for stealing the fruit
  • Its legs and hands tied with string and spread on all fours, using fruit as a weight

A cruel farmer has sparked outrage after tying down a monkey and spray painting it red as punishment for stealing his fruit.

The furious man, who has not been named, is believed to have caught the primate taking expensive durians – a fruit similar to jackfruit, but with a fetid smell – from his garden on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Footage shows the animal tied down to the ground with its fur covered in a bright red paint.

The furious man, who has not been named, is believed to have caught the primate (pictured) taking expensive durians from his garden on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Footage shows the animal tied down to the ground with its fur covered in a bright red paint

The monkey looks puzzled in the clip, as the angry farmer scolds it relentlessly for stealing the fruits.

Its legs and hands are tied with string and spread on all fours, using durians as weights.

The man can be heard cursing the monkey in the local dialect before telling it not to return.

The monkey looks puzzled in the clip, as the angry farmer scolds it relentlessly for stealing the fruits

Its legs and hands are tied with string and spread on all fours, using durians as weights (pictured)

He says: ‘I’m letting you go now, tell your friends don’t come back here to eat, do you understand? Don’t come here to eat, you wanna steal please go far away.”

The cruel clip emerged last week and sparked anger from locals who were concerned for the welfare of the monkey.

They said the spray paint could have harmed its health and they do not know if the farmer let the monkey go or if it survived the ordeal.

The cruel clip emerged last week and sparked anger from locals who were concerned for the welfare of the monkey

Abe Sheh said: ‘These fruits are nature’s gift from everybody to enjoy. There is no need to torture animals because of this. Why does somebody have to be so greedy?’

Mohd Wan said: ‘Karma will come back around and hurt this guy. You may stop this monkey from eating your plants, but the other animals still can, or your tree could be knocked down in storm.’

And Faisal Manjoi added: ‘Poor monkey. I feel so sorry for him. They look so scared.

‘I hope it recovers from the cruel punishment. It was not to know it was doing anything wrong. It was just following its instincts to gather food.’

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