Poisoning of “small pox”, Khao Noi-Khao Tang Kuan, Songkhla, missing tourists Traders lost income from 1,000 baht per day to only 100-200 baht. The monkeys also starved.
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On May 24, 2022, a reporter in Songkhla province reported that Khao Noi-Khao Tang Kuan Songkhla Municipality, Mueang District, Songkhla Province, tourist attractions in Songkhla Municipality with many monkeys and pigeons Usually people come to buy food for the monkeys and birds to eat every day.
It appears that after the news of the spread of smallpox in foreign countries. which is an infectious disease from animals to humans, especially monkeys, resulting in tourists and people who used to feed the monkeys In the area of Khao Noi – Khao Tang Kuan has decreased. Expected fear of spreading monkey pox
Mr. Wiwat Bua Phut, a monkey food dealer The area around Khao Noi – Khao Tang Kuan revealed that vendors selling monkey food were affected by a large number. When no tourists or people come to feed the monkeys This caused the income to decrease from 1,000 baht per day to only 100-200 baht, but still had to sell monkey food. because they have to make a living Sometimes when he saw a monkey starving, he felt pity for the monkey. Because monkeys play a part in earning money, they have to feed the bananas, corn and beans to the monkeys. It is the interdependence between people and animals.
“I have to be careful. Stop selling to take home faster. to keep from dusk because a lot of mosquitoes Afraid that mosquitoes will carry the disease from monkeys to humans. I bought mosquito repellent and applied it to prevent mosquito bites. because we have to protect it and take care of yourself first,” Mr. Wiwat revealed.