Ban on booze for baboons

1st August, 2014 by Lauren Eads

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has warned tourists travelling through the Nakuru-Nairobi highway not to give alcohol to baboons.

5340405056_e634ccb48a_zWhile it is not clear how frequently people choose to give alcohol to monkeys, it is apparently enough of a problem for the KWS to issue to warning to travellers, as reported by Kenya’s Daily Nation.

Speaking in Naivasha, a town which links the city of Nakuru with Kenya’s capital Nairobi, William Kibet Kiprono, KWS director, said: “Doing so is irresponsible and careless, as it poses a huge risk to motorists driving near Gilgil Town.

“Liquor has the same effect in animals as on human beings. They might become violent, or distract road users, causing accidents. They might also start fighting people and cause death if unchecked.”

Around 7,000 baboons are believed to live outside nature reserves, and have been branded by locals as a menace.

One farmer told The Nation: “They eat our goats, and we have been unable to plant food for the last three years”, with another added: “We chase 20 monkeys every night. They enter our kitchens and steal food.”

The law already stipulates that people should not feed wild animals.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

UK Brand Ambassador - That Boutique-y Gin Company

That Boutique-y Gin Company
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Senior National Account Manager – Grocery (Craft Spirits)

Maverick Drinks
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Senior National Account Manager – Wholesale RTM (Craft Spirits)

Maverick Drinks
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Digital Marketing Manager

Master of Malt
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Experienced On Trade Sales Person

Borough Wine Imports
London, GB

3 x Business Development Executive

The Lakes Distillery Company Limited
Newcastle head office and nationwide, UK

Editor

Master of Malt Ltd
Tunbridge Wells(Kent)

Sales Account Manager - On-Trade

Berkmann Wine Cellars
Liverpool

Brand Manager

Hallgarten Druitt
Luton, UK

Experienced On-Trade Salespeople Required

Portal Wines and Spirits
London, UK

Purchasing and Sales (Wine Trader)

JF Tobias
London, UK

Sales Account Manager - On-Trade

Berkmann Wine Cellars
Cambridge / Peterborough / Bedfordshire, UK

The Global Merlot Masters 2017

Deadline : 17th April 2017

db Awards 2017

Deadline : 28th April 2017

The Global Organic Masters 2017

Deadline : 14th April 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

Deadline : 12th May 2017

Click to view more

Global Chardonnay Masters 2016

Now in its fourth year, the competition will identify the best Chardonnay from all around the world in every price range.

Rioja Masters 2016

Now in its fifth year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Riojas on the world stage.

Fortified Masters 2016

Now in its third year, The Fortified Masters will reward the best fortified wines on offer.

The Global Malbec Masters 2016

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2016.

Click to view more