This story was shared by Facebook User Phongphat Veeradeetanon on 16 November 2019 after he visited Khao Sam Muk in Chonburi Province. Phongphat saw an infant monkey that had died from suffocation in a plastic bag. He decided to share the story as a warning for netizens to never give monkey or any animal food in a bag as they might get their head stuck inside, unlike humans these animals are helpless and your kindness might turn into a murder weapon.
Phongphat stated in his post “I wanted to share a story, to never give food in a plastic bag, it’s better to just place it on the ground. The infant monkey got its head stuck inside and it couldn’t help itself. At around 4 pm today I went to Khao Sam Muk to take some pictures. When I was walking on the beach there was a small brown spot. Because of my eyes, I couldn’t tell right away what it was. When I got closer I realized it was a monkey that was stuck inside the bag.
I carried the monkey out of the water, its body was still soft. It got his head stuck inside the bag and was trapped, it must’ve tried to get out and fell into the water, there was blood on the nose. I’m not lying but I cried because of the torture it must’ve been before the final moment of death. I didn’t know how to help so I decided to carry it onto the land, in case the parents were looking for their infant. The monkey still looked so young, I didn’t want it to die alone in the cold water. Please take the plastic bag away when feeding animals, don’t let sad incidents like this happen again.”
Plastic pollution kills so many animals every day both on land and in the water. The only species that use plastic is humans, but other animals pay the price for us while we continue using single plastic every day without even thinking of where it ends up for years and years to come. Hope this story is a good awakening to realize that we are not alone on this planet.
FB Caption: I’m not lying but I cried because of the torture it must’ve been before the final moment of death.
Source: Facebook User: Phongphat Veeradeetanon, Kapook