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?If you were buying your meatballs from a suspicious couple in Indonesia, it may have been monkey meat. Yes, the flesh from cute little tree dwellers probably ended up in a few bowls of bakso, Indonesian meatball soup.

If the thought of little monkeys floating in your soup isn’t bad enough, the monkeys that were poached were a rare species, called Javan Langurs, or silver-leaf monkeys. They are currently protected in Indonesia because of their endangered status.

The couple’s excuse to authorities was that beef and chicken are more expensive than poaching endangered monkeys for free.

Maximum prison term for the crime is 5 years, a fine of up to $555 U.S. dollars and a haunted house filled with angry little ghost monkeys for all eternity.

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