• WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
  • In the viral video, a hungry monkey is seen begging for food
  • Men throw a bag filled with firecrackers at it, which blows up in its hands
  • The poor creature lost a finger in the blast, its attackers are heard laughing
  • Reports suggest the incident occurred in Malaysia

A disturbing video showing a monkey being attacked with firecrackers by tourists has gone viral in China.

The distressing video shows, what seems to be, a macaque monkey eating some food and waiting for more, the People's Daily Online reported.  

A group of men throw a bag of 'food' to the monkey, who, trusting the tourists, eagerly grabs it up.

Vile joke A macaque monkey lost a finger after tourists played a cruel prank on it

Vile joke: A macaque monkey lost a finger after tourists played a cruel prank on it

Happy In the video the monkey is initially seen eating foodUnaware The vulnerable creature is totally unaware of the impending sick prank

Evil: Sadistic tourists threw firecrackers to a hungry macaque monkey begging for food. The footage is thought to have been filmed in Malaysia

Hungry The monkey picks up the red package expecting to find food insideSick voyeurs The attackers filmed the whole incident

Trust: The tourists betrayed the trust of the monkey, who eagerly grabbed the firecracker-filled package

It appears that he has just finished an almost identical looking bag of food, and, therefore, would not be suspicious of the new offering.

The package begins to smoke before exploding in the monkey's hands with a loud bang.

The monkey, naturally startled and hurt, runs off.

The cruel men who gave it the firecracker-filled package can be heard laughing.

Deception The new package is very similar to the one the monkey has just eaten so it is not suspiciousMoments before The attackers know what is about to happen but the monkey is totally oblivious

Puzzled: The monkey is confused as the trick package begins to smoke, but doesn't not drop it

Helpless The poor creature lost a finger in the blastScared It runs off frightened and hurt

Agony: The package explodes in the monkey's hands with a large bang, taking off one of its fingers

The poor creature was gravely injured in the blast, which blew off one of its fingers on its left hand.

In pictures taken after the incident, the traumatised monkey can be seen cradling its wounded hand.

The monkey was later given emergency veterinary treatment.

PETA UK Associate Director Elisa Allen said: 'It is detestable that anyone would derive enjoyment from tormenting an animal who asked only for a morsel of food.'

The identity of the attackers, who filmed and posted the video anonymously, is unknown.

According to some news outlets, including Asian Town, the incident happened in Malaysia.

Traumatised After the incident the monkey appeared to be traumatised cradling its wound

Traumatised: After the incident, the monkey appeared to be traumatised, cradling its wound

Hurt The injured creature holds up its wounded hand which is too graphic to be shown in full

Hurt: The injured creature holds up its wounded hand, which is too graphic to be shown in full

Pain The monkey looks at its injury forlornly hunched over and scared

Pain: The monkey looks at its injury forlornly, hunched over and scared

Suffering The monkey lowers its head to its wound which is obviously causing it a great deal of pain

Suffering: The monkey lowers its head to its wound, which is obviously causing it a great deal of pain

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