The video shows the small monkey seated on a man's lap. The animal takes a few puffs before jumping from the man's lap and walking away. The man who is filming the bizarre scene on his mobile phone laughs loudly. The edited video then shows the monkey snacking on potato chips. Then, the monkey - wearing a t-shirt - appears to be passed out. The man filming shakes the primate awake and offers another puff.
Since June 9, the video has been viewed over 94,000 times on Twitter and has been retweeted over 1,200 times. On Instagram, it's racked up over 7.7 lakh views, 1.1 lakh 'likes' and 11,000 comments.
"Pretty shameful and disgusting to do, let alone post," writes one person on Instagram. "Am I the only one who thinks that this goes too far?" wonders another.
"This is disgusting, I can't believe people are actually finding this funny," comments a third.
On Twitter, PETA writes it has passed the video on to their Cruelty Investigations Department.
Thanks for reporting this! We've passed it onto our Cruelty Investigations Department. If you ever need to report cruelty to animals, please do so here: https://t.co/mY8dYMp8wH. /p>— peta2 (@peta2) June 9, 2018
In April, a woman in the United States rushed her pet raccoon to the nearest fire station in the dead of the night to seek treatment for the animal, who had smoked too much marijuana. Unfortunately, officials couldn't do much about the raccoon's condition, except wait. The raccoon was forced to go home and sleep it off. It's unclear how the raccoon got high on weed.
In March, an orangutan in Indonesia was filmed puffing on a cigarette butt that was flicked into its zoo enclosure by a visitor. Click for more trending news
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