Five arraigned for illegal hunting of howler monkey

vlcsnap-2013-04-08-19h49m28s27After being charged for the illegal hunting of a howler monkey, five persons from the Belize High School of Agriculture in Orange Walk, were arraigned for the offense last week. A one thousand dollar bail was granted to the individuals – four of whom are students and teacher Angel Carillo. They will reappear in court on June 26th 2013. The black howler monkey was severely beaten by the group of students and left for dead in early March.  The students, two of whom are minors, allege that their teacher told them to attack the monkey. In Belize’s books, hunting as it relates to animals is defined as the act of killing, molesting, taking or attempting to kill, take and/or molest any species of wildlife by any methods. The maximum penalty attached to the offense is one thousand dollars or six months imprisonment.

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