Two charged with animal cruelty for monkey burned alive
Created : 30 April 2020
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 ‘D’ Magistrates court today April 30, 2020.
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