PETALING JAYA: The Malaysia Animal Association (Animal Malaysia) is offering a RM2,000 reward to anyone with information on the man who shot a caged monkey in cold blood.
In a statement on its official Facebook page on Monday (May 20), Animal Malaysia shared a 19-second video showing a man forcing a monkey to call him "baby sayang".
He then shot the animal in the head.
"Animal Malaysia is offering a cash prize worth RM2,000 to anyone who can provide information on who the killer is," read the statement.
The statement said this would include information on where he lives or even his parents that lead to him being caught.
However, Animal Malaysia did question the authenticity of the video and if it took place in Malaysia.
"Is it true that this event took place in Malaysia or overseas? And is the language used dubbed over in the Malay language?"
The post by Animal Malaysia has gained over 300 reactions, 148 comments and 246 shares as at 2.51pm on Wednesday (May 22).
One comment read; "I will increase (the reward) by RM1,000 if anyone is able to give information until this man is caught, you may message me directly."
Another comment read: "I will increase it by RM500 if help is needed and if there really is information, please call me."
Prior to Animal Malaysia's statement, the video had gone viral on social media, receiving widespread condemnation from many Malaysians and animal activists.
In the video, an unidentified man begins by saying; "If you don't say 'baby sayang', I will shoot you."
The monkey, which appears to be terrified, is then shot in the head after the man counts to three.
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