Indonesia: Six Proboscis Monkey killers identified
By ProFauna, 15th June 2016;
The whereabouts of six alleged killers of a Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus) who uploaded their photo on a Facebook profile named Adam Usu Fairus on June 2016 have finally been identified. The gruesome photo went viral on the internet after PROFAUNA also spread the words and ask for anyone to come forward if they have any info about those person.
According to the Head of West Kalimantan Nature Conservation Agency, Sustyo Iriyono, all suspects are originally from Semantir, Mekar Sekuntum village, Galing district, Sambas, West Kalimantan. However, they are currently working for a timber company in East Kalimantan.
The killing took place near their workplace, and currently the agency is investigating the case involving a protected wildlife species.
“Our team is also on it,” said the Head of East Kalimantan Nature Conservation Agency, Sunandar Trigunajasa, to PROFAUNA.
Meanwhile, Bayu Sandi, the coordinator of PROFAUNA Borneo added, “Acts of killing or abuse of wildlife uploaded on social media must be taken seriously and given fair penalty to pose a deterrent effect to the offenders. This also would prevent other people from doing the same thing.”