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Indian Farmers Load Guns for “Operation Monkey”

April Truitt December 10, 2010

The man-animal conflict has turned ugly in Himachal Pradesh. Farmers in several villages have set aside their farm implements and loaded their guns - to shoot down monkeys from Friday as the simians have been destroying their crops and fruits.

Under “Operation Monkey”, hundreds of farmers have procured permits from the state wildlife authority to kill the wild animals causing them losses, a move that has angered wildlife activists.

Read more at The Times of India

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