February 22, 2013 1:18am CST
During our visit to the holy place ‘Malllikarjuna Swamy Devsthanam’ at Srisailam, 240 Km away from Hyderabad; we traveled through forests and hills; on the way we saw Peacocks, cows, goats hen etc; but we saw so many monkeys sitting on the road and inside temples, they ate what some of the visitors gave them. The monkeys on the street were mainly ‘brown-faced’, some were the white ones with black face, and we call this Hanuman and consider them holy as these are associated with our god Ramachandra of epic Ramayan. We saw some dead monkeys on the road. On the street there were sign boards telling, don’t drive fast, don’t feed monkeys and don’t throw plastics. [b]It was learnt that the persons moving in cars threw food in plastic bags towards the monkeys; they ate the plastic too and died after some days; some drove fast and hit the poor creatures sitting there with the hope of getting some food; because their natural food, the wild fruits, flowers, some roots and wild flowers are taken away by traders who sell them/export them because of medicinal values. [/b] [b]What is the scenario in your place? [/b] Do you consider any animal holy, for us Hindus cows and these black faced white monkeys are holy. [b]Do animals die at your place eating plastics? Plastic bags are banned here, is it banned at your place too? [/b] Please respond and share your views and experience. Thanks in advance. Professor Dr. B.Saraf. PhD. Cheers have a lucky day ahead. [/i][i][u][/u]
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• United States
24 Feb 13
While it does seem to me that it is pretty common that wild animals and even some domesticated animals are killed as a result of people's careless driving. However, I don't think that the plastic thing is really all that big of an issue yet. Plastic bags here are not banned, but I do have to say that overall there are less plastic bags that are used now as there used to be in the past. I really do believe that the reason for these changes is because people are becoming more aware of the environment in general than just caring about the animals.