Animals are precious creatures, most of the time they’re just minding their own business. It’s mostly humans that wreak havoc on this planet. Recently, one ruthless person has mercilessly shot arrows at innocent animals at a botanical park.
PDRM is now urging witnesses with information to come forward about the wildlife that were shot with arrows at a public park in TTDI, according to a report by Berita Harian.
A police report has been lodged by the National Landscape Department, which claimed they received the pictures through WhatsApp.
Brickfields OCPD Asst Commissioner Zairulnizam Mohd Zainuddin said that in the video, an arrow is seen penetrating the back of a monkey just above its tail.
“The complainant suspected the incident took place at the Arboretum Zone in Taman Persekutuan Bukit Kiara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur,” said the district police chief.
While one monkey reportedly sustained some severe injuries, another monkey that was struck had died, according to Malaysia Animal Association.
Another picture shared was of a monitor lizard with an arrow on its torso, but the location of the incident couldn’t be determined, said Zairulnizam.
The Malaysia Animal Association said in a Facebook post that they are rewarding RM5,000 to anyone with information about the archer involved.
Zairulnizam said the incident is being investigated under Section 29(1)(e) of the Animal Welfare Act 2015 for causing unnecessary pain or injury to animals. If found guilty, the offender could face jail time for up to three years or a fine of RM20,000 or both, said Zairulnizam.
Anyone with information about the incident can reach out to Malaysia Animal Association at +6011-20901097 or the police at +603-22979222