Sunday, August 28, 2022

Milly the marmoset has a happy ending

When UK drug dealer Vicki Holland was busted, footage emerged of the sick woman abusing a simian at her home in Newport, Wales. 22 cellphone videos depicted her mistreating the monkey. Three were shown in court, including an appalling clip of Holland laughing as she tries to flush a distressed Milly down the toilet while she clings desperately to the bowl. Holland has been banned from keeping all animals for life and slapped with a 12-week jail term. The animal abuser was also ordered to pay £420 in costs and a £128 victim surcharge.
As for Milly the marmoset, she has found love at a monkey sanctuary. Even after getting a new home, Milly struggled to adjust and was terrified of people. The primate is doing much better after being introduced to 'Moon', a male marmoset. The two survivors of UK's illegal pet trade are seldom apart.