Horrifying photos and video below show charred monkey hands and captured dogs waiting to be slaughtered inside India’s ‘wet markets’.
In a heartbreaking video shared by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ( PETA), pooches can be seen tied up in sacks with just their heads poking out.
Monkey body parts, including tiny hands, can also be seen for sale at the sickening bazaars.
PETA said the footage shows ‘rampant violations’ of animal welfare and wildlife protection laws.
It also warned that the ‘wet markets’, where live animals are sold, act as ‘breeding grounds’ for deadly diseases.
PETA’s video stated: “At Nute Bazaar in Manipur, meat from monkeys, porcupines, barking dear, wild boars and migratory birds was illegally sold.
“At Churachandpur Market in Manipur, meat from monkeys, wild boars and deer were illegally sold as well.
“At Keera Bazaar in Dimapur, Nagaland, captured dogs were killed and sold for meat.
“The Nagaland government recently decided to ban the sale of dog meat, but the cruel trade continues in several other Indian states.”
Panting dogs were seen tied up in sacks at Keera Bazaar, while another scene shows a pooch’s decapitated head on the ground, with flies hovering all around.
PETA’s director Elisa Allen told Mirror Online: “Places such as these, crammed full of sick and stressed animals, are breeding grounds for deadly diseases.
“As long as live-animal markets are allowed to operate, humans will continue to be at risk and countless animals will needlessly endure miserable lives and a violent, painful death.”
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PETA said wet markets offer the perfect opportunity for zoonotic diseases to infect humans.
The group is calling for authorities to shut down India’s wet market