In a mistaken attempt to curb the spread of monkeypox, Brazilians have started poisoning monkeys, which has prompted a formal response from the World Health Organization.
Around Brazil, at least 10 monkeys have been poisoned, 7 of which have perished. According to law enforcement authorities, the culprits poisoned the monkeys because they thought they could contract monkeypox.
A WHO official said on Tuesday, “What people need to know is that the transmission we are seeing is happening between humans.”
Studies have indicated that almost all cases of monkeypox are in homosexual males, and public health professionals believe that the June LGBT pride celebrations contributed to an upsurge in the virus’s transmission. The Washington Free Beacon noted that many mainstream media outlets have refrained from using the word gay, and some homosexual activists have said that doing so is stigmatizing.
In the meanwhile, the WHO has debated renaming the illness in response to allegations that the phrase monkeypox itself is derogatory.
Although the number of monkeypox cases has increased recently, causing left-wing activists to criticize the Biden administration’s reaction, NBC reported that the virus is often mild and disappears on its own in a few weeks without the need for treatment.
Three monkeys, a mix of capuchins and marmosets, which survived the poisonings in Brazil are being treated in a zoo in Sao Paolo. However, attacks against monkeys are becoming more frequent across the nation, according to Dener Giovanni, general coordinator of the National Network to Combat Wildlife Trafficking, who told G1 that some Brazilians have also taken to killing or stoning monkeys.
Not just Brazilians but others also abuse monkeys. According to the Free Beacon, the Biden administration supported an experiment that involved injecting female hormones into male monkeys. This sparked accusations of animal cruelty from several organizations.