A concerned resident alerted Letaba Herald this morning of a “homeless man” that was cooking himself something which the resident believed to be a vervet monkey.
The man could not understand English, but had no problem in the Letaba Herald taking a picture of him whilst waiting for his ‘breakfast’ to be grilled to perfection.
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When asked why he was braaing the monkey, he gestured with his right hand, mimicking holding a knife, then sliced on his left arm, suggesting that he was going to carve it and then eat it.
Ellie Potgieter from the Letaba SPCA in Limpopo said that there is no law prohibiting anyone from eating any animal.
“A person may eat any animal. It is the same as if you would go and shoot an antelope. If a person is hungry, and the animal is killed in a humane way, there is nothing the SPCA can do to lay charges. As long as the animal is not killed and commercially sold to gain profit out of it,” Potgieter explained.