On October 18th, Waraporn Rattanapipopsin a dessert shop owner, along with her neighbors in the famous Khao Wang area of Thailand’s Phetchaburi Province, filed a petition with the governor of Phetchaburi seeking some immediate help.
Waraporn says dozens of monkeys have been marauding around Khao Wang and breaking into shops, temples and schools. Many shop owners have had to cease trading and have moved away. Tourists are also suffering, with the primates snatching their food and other belongings.
Waraporn has petitioned the local government to find a quick solution and the remaining local business operators are asking tourists not to feed the monkeys.