(DAILY FETCHED) – The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) has called for an end to the persecution of monkeys in the wake of the global monkeypox outbreak.

The calls come amid reports that monkeys are being poisoned and killed in Brazil by people targeting them due to the presumed contagion source.

According to Brazilian news website G1, ten monkeys had been poisoned in less than a week in the city of Sao Jose do Rio Preto, in Sao Paulo state. More similar incidents were reported in other cities, A.P. reports.

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