Monkeys And Other Wildlife Found Pierced With Arrows In A Public Park In TTDI
The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is urging witnesses to come forward to provide more information on the archer who shot animals at a Kuala Lumpur park
According to Berita Harian, the National Landscape Department lodged a police report over the matter yesterday, 24 August, after receiving a video and screenshots of animals impaled with arrows over the weekend.
Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Zairulnizam Mohd Zainuddin said in the video, an arrow can be seen pierced into a monkey's back above its tail.
"The complainant suspected that the incident happened at the Arboretum Zone in Taman Persekutuan Bukit Kiara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail," said the district police chief.
Buletin TV3 reported that the monkey sustained severe injuries due to the attack, while the Malaysia Animal Association noted that another monkey had died.
Meanwhile, another photo shows an arrow stuck in a monitor lizard's torso
"The complainant also claims to have received a picture of a monitor lizard with an arrow pierced in its torso, although the location of the incident could not be determined," said Zairulnizam.
The reptile was killed by the arrow, alleges the Malaysia Animal Association.
The police are currently probing the case under Section 29(1)(e) of the Animal Welfare Act 2015 for causing unnecessary pain or suffering to any animal.
If convicted, Zairulnizam said the offender could face imprisonment of up to three years or a fine between RM20,000 and RM100,000.
In a statement yesterday, the Malaysia Animal Association said they will be offering RM5,000 as a reward to anyone who can provide information about the attacker
"Please share this post until the archer is arrested!" the non-governmental organisation (NGO) said.
"On behalf of animal lovers nationwide, the Malaysia Animal Association would like to interfere and drag the perpetrator to the court. The Malaysia Animal Association is offering RM5,000 as a reward to anyone who can provide the full information on who the cruel archer is."
Members of the public with information can reach out to the NGO at +6011-20901097, or the police at +603-88882010 or +603-22979222.