Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Animal Warfare: Could the Taliban Train Monkeys to Shoot?

(Fox News) A bizarre report of Taliban insurgents training monkeys and baboons to shoot at U.S. and NATO soldiers in Afghanistan seems unrealistic at best, according to an expert.

The story that appeared this month in the Chinese People's Daily suggested that insurgents used a reward-and-punishment system to train macaques and baboons to target soldiers wearing U.S. military uniforms. The Taliban supposedly "taught monkeys how to use the Kalashnikov, Bren light machine gun and trench mortars," the People's Daily wrote. [Top 10 Animal Recruits of War]...


belinda said...

(I've joined your blog three times, not sure what's going on sorry if it appears as though I'm nuts.)

I hate monkeys. I was once in a pet shop with a monkey that was thought to have AIDS and the employees said it bites and they hoped it wouldn't get lose while I was visiting the store because the little beast kept figuring out how to get out.

belinda said...