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Unemployed to Sterilize Monkeys in India (Aggressive primates destroying farms, attacking people)
ABC News (USA) ^ | January 3, 2007 | GAVIN RABINOWITZ

Posted on 01/03/2008 2:30:11 PM PST by Stoat

Unemployed to Sterilize Monkeys in India

Indian State Plans to Train Unemployed Youth to Sterilize Monkeys Plaguing Area

FILE ** A monkey drinks from a water tap in the outskirts of Jammu, India, in this file photograph dated Monday, April 30, 2007. A north Indian state said Thursday Jan. 3, 2008, that it planned to use unemployed youths to sterilize monkeys who may then be sent to camps in an effort to combat the aggressive primates who have been raiding farms in the area. The idea drew immediate condemnation from conservationists who said the plan was unscientific and would likely exacerbate the problem of aggressive monkeys that plague many regions of India. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File) 
The Associated Press

A northern Indian state said Thursday it planned to use unemployed youths to sterilize monkeys to try to combat aggressive primates who have been raiding farms. The idea drew immediate condemnation from conservationists, who said the plan was unscientific and would likely worsen the problem.

Indian authorities have struggled in recent years to deal with the tens of thousands of monkeys that live in and around cities. They are drawn to public places such as temples and office buildings, where devout Hindus feed them, believing them to be manifestations of the god Hanuman.

 

In recent months, the deputy mayor of New Delhi was killed when he fell from his balcony during an attack by wild monkeys, and 25 others were injured when a monkey went on a rampage in the city.

The mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh is infested with rhesus macaque monkeys, who have been driven to farms and cities after losing their natural forest habitat.

Prem Kumar Dhumal, the state's chief minister, said Himachal Pradesh would go on a "war footing" to fight the thousands of monkeys who have been turning farms into wastelands and attacking people, according to a statement from his office.

"Affected districts would be identified and local youth involved in the process, who would be provided training in capturing and sterilization by the experts," the statement quoted Dhumal as saying, adding that they would use "laser sterilization."

The capacity of zoos in the area would be expanded to accommodate captured monkeys, and camps may be set up for them in order to protect crops and other farmland from being encroached upon, the statement said.

Conservationists condemned the proposal to let inexperienced youths sterilize monkeys, saying it was cruel and would not solve the problem.

Sujoy Chaudhuri, an ecologist who co-authored a report by prominent primatologists and conservationists that was submitted recently to the federal and state governments, said the plan would make the monkey problem worse.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: india; jobs; monkeys; pests; sterilization; tasteslikechicken
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An intriguing public-works project. If successful, perhaps a variation of this plan could be adapted to "certain populations" here in the USA

((((snicker))))

(no, I'm not a Nazi)

1 posted on 01/03/2008 2:30:20 PM PST by Stoat
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To: Slings and Arrows

Youth job training ping


2 posted on 01/03/2008 2:31:37 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat
Conservationists condemned the proposal to let inexperienced youths sterilize monkeys, saying it was cruel and would not solve the problem.

Why do I get the feeling that most "conservationists" would support full scale Planned Parenthood "programs" on poor Indian women, or women in general for that matter?

3 posted on 01/03/2008 2:33:23 PM PST by Lizavetta ( Politicians: When they're speaking, they're lying - when they're not speaking, they're stealing.)
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To: Stoat
The idea drew immediate condemnation from conservationists, who said the plan was unscientific and would likely worsen the problem.

Fine -- just shoot 'em then. Monkey - the other white meat.

4 posted on 01/03/2008 2:34:15 PM PST by Bob
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To: Stoat

SSS, repeat as needed. There monkey problem fixed.


5 posted on 01/03/2008 2:34:50 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Lizavetta
Conservationists condemned the proposal to let inexperienced youths sterilize monkeys, saying it was cruel and would not solve the problem.

Why do I get the feeling that most "conservationists" would support full scale Planned Parenthood "programs" on poor Indian women, or women in general for that matter?

Agreed, and these same folks would join "women's organizations" such as NOW in their deafening silence regarding the breathtaking and unspeakable brutality inflicted upon women in India on so very many levels.

6 posted on 01/03/2008 2:37:38 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat
"Affected districts would be identified and local youth involved in the process, who would be provided training in capturing and sterilization by the experts," the statement quoted Dhumal as saying, adding that they would use "laser sterilization."

News from the future: The Indian countryside is being attacked by rampaging monkeys armed with lasers. Men who have to go outside are advised to wear their titanium underwear protect themselves.

7 posted on 01/03/2008 2:39:47 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Government is the hired help - not the boss. When politicians forget that they must be fired.)
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To: Bob

Yeah, but most monkeys are peaceful. It’s only some radical, extremist monkeys we have to watch out for...Oh, wait - I thought it said “muzzies”.


8 posted on 01/03/2008 2:41:20 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Stoat

Where do I sign up? ((evil grin & twinkle of eyes))


9 posted on 01/03/2008 2:42:17 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Bob

“Fine — just shoot ‘em then. Monkey - the other white meat.”

This begs the question of what kind of wine goes with monkey. Someone get Rachel Ray on the line! Or maybe there could be a throw down with Bobby Flay! Can’t help myself...Iron Chef, Monkey Battle!


10 posted on 01/03/2008 2:46:28 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Stoat

Beware the wrath of the monkey god!


11 posted on 01/03/2008 2:46:56 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Stoat
(no, I'm not a Nazi) - I heard a reporter this morning on NPR talking about the Nationalist policy when discussing the Federal policy re EPA and the Calif emissions fight.
12 posted on 01/03/2008 2:55:06 PM PST by SF Republican
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To: Stoat

Guess it amounts to a Lorena Bobbitt wannabe audition.


13 posted on 01/03/2008 2:59:53 PM PST by rod1
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To: Stoat

You gotta have a lot of balls to try to sterilize a monkey.


14 posted on 01/03/2008 3:00:46 PM PST by ovrtaxt (Hunter is ignored by the MSM for a reason.)
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To: SF Republican
I heard a reporter this morning on NPR talking about the Nationalist policy when discussing the Federal policy re EPA and the Calif emissions fight.

I always find it so dismaying that Socialists constantly invoke Nazi references and imagery when attempting to denigrate and impugn Republican policy, particularly since Nazism was far more a manifestation of the Left than the Right.  In doing so, they only serve to voice their desire to minimize the evils of true Nazism.

15 posted on 01/03/2008 3:08:38 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: oneamericanvoice

Make sure you get the ones that haven’t met the unemployed youths, so you can have that local favorite, monkey balls.


16 posted on 01/03/2008 3:16:20 PM PST by Hoffer Rand
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To: Stoat

Boiling them for 15 minutes should make them sterile enough.


17 posted on 01/03/2008 3:20:03 PM PST by SmithL (Fred!)
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To: Stoat

I’ve often contemplated about how having “Monkey Gelder” on my CV would be a career enhancement.


18 posted on 01/03/2008 3:21:06 PM PST by LexBaird (Behold, thou hast drinken of the Aide of Kool, and are lost unto Men.)
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To: Hoffer Rand

Thanks for the tips! But I have a question, are monkey balls like bourbon balls....


19 posted on 01/03/2008 3:24:35 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Stoat
Image hosted by Photobucket.com wouldn't it be easier and cheaper just to shoot a few thousand here and there???
20 posted on 01/03/2008 3:40:40 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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