Monkey found in van

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

The ISPCA launched an investigation after a van left at a mechanics yard in Stradbally was found to have a caged monkey in the back.

The vehicle, belonging to a ‘travelling show’, was at the yard for repairs. It was there for a week before anyone looked inside.

The Barbary Macaque monkey was in a tiny, filthy cage, dehydrated and severely traumatised. She was taken to the Monkey Sanctuary in County Wicklow and made a good recovery.

A prosecution against the person responsible for the condition of the monkey is still pending.

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