Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Two charged with animal cruelty for monkey burned alive

Two St Joseph men were charged with animal cruelty in relation to an incident involving a monkey being burned alive. 

A video was circulated on social media recently which showed a monkey locked in a metal cage being doused with a flammable substance and then set on fire. 

The two men, 36-year-old Matthew Omar Downes of Lammings and 30-year-old Rico Jamar Maynard of Airy Hill were jointly charged with the offence which occurred between April 3 and April 20, 2020. 

The charge details that the two wantonly and cruelly abused, tortured and caused unnecessary suffering to an animal to wit a monkey in contravention of Section 3 Subsection (1)  clause (a) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act Chapter 144A. Maynard is charged with procuring the animal for abuse. 

They appeared at the District ā€˜Dā€™ Magistrates court today April 30, 2020.

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