Monkey Accused Of Witchcraft, Burned Alive By South African Mob
Posted: 02 June 2011 02:52 PM   [ Ignore ]
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Animal welfare groups in South Africa have condemned the “barbaric” killing of a vervet monkey by a mob of township residents who said it was a talking witch.

The monkey was beaten, pelted with stones, shot at and then doused with gas and burned to death in Kagiso near Johannesburg, by residents chanting “Kill that witch!”, reports South Africa’s Star newspaper.

The vervet monkey had reportedly wandered into the township after becoming separated from its troop. Residents said the monkey had been going around Kagiso “talking to people,” and believed it was linked to witchcraft and would bring them bad luck.

Holy hell.

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Posted: 02 June 2011 09:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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A monkey, doing witch craft?  What is he?  Hanuman?

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Posted: 03 June 2011 12:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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DM, always digging up dead monkey stories.  Poor monkey.  You know the Africans I’ve met (from Africa that is) they’ve seemed so nice, I have a hard time picturing them being worked up into a hysteria over witchcraft.  Are they Christian?

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Posted: 03 June 2011 01:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Maybe it was telling its troop that the world was going to end on May 21st and was kicked out when it didn’t happen.

Did they make a recording of what the monkey was saying?  LOL

You would think they would want to catch a talking money and make a fortune on television.

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Posted: 04 June 2011 11:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Incidents like this are marvelous examples of the fact that fallacious beliefs are anything but harmless. The people who buy into this sort of thing don’t just stop with killing monkeys. gulp

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Posted: 04 June 2011 08:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Well thank God that no Europeans, nor their descendants have killed any people because of believing that they are possessed by the devil, sarcastically speaking.

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