An upsetting video showing a monkey having its finger blown off after being offered firecrackers disguised as food has emerged.
The hungry monkey was eating and begging for more food, reportedly in Malaysia, when it was attacked by a group of men.
The video shows a bag of food being thrown at the animal, who eagerly opens it, only for smoke to emerge, followed by an explosion.
The monkey is then seen to run off, with the man who threw the package heard laughing.
The animal lost a finger on its left hand in the cruel incident.
According to the Wang Cyber website, the monkey, named Michai, was attacked last month in Ampang, Kuala Lumpa.
It said the hashtag #JusticeForMichai had since gone viral as the story of the monkey’s abuse became public.
Elisa Allen, associate director of PETA UK (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), condemned the attack.
“It is detestable that anyone would derive enjoyment from tormenting an animal who asked only for a morsel of food,” she said.Reuse content