Today monkeys are at the hands of humans, their homes (the forests) have been destroyed to cater to human greed. With no trees and jungles to live and feed on, the monkeys have turned to human colonies for their needs. It is the dharma of human being to provide for animals, bhuta yagya or feeding the animals is among the five basic duties of a human as prescribed in vedas. Human instead are taking recourse to killing the monkeys – pelting them, electrocuting them and even shooting them down – giving them the title of ‘vermin’. Let’s not forget it was monkeys who fought on side of Lord Ram against the asurs. Killing them is equivalent to siding with the asurs. The repercussions would be similar to what happened to the asurs back then.
By -Yogi Ashwini - Dhyan Ashram