This is the horrific moment a monkey is butchered with knife before onlookers eat its BRAINS – by scooping them out with a SPOON.
The hapless creature had been chained up before it was laid out on a log by a youngster at an unfinished building in Nghe An province, Vietnam.
A man hold’s down the lifeless creature while repeatedly smashing its skull open with a 12-inch long butcher’s knife.
With the top of the skull sliced off and blood splattered over the surface, he then uses a tablespoon to dig out the monkey’s brains.
Shocking, he swallows a mouthful of the pink flesh before passing more to laughing friends who wash it down with gulps of water.
Animal lover Ben Sovat received the clip a few months ago from one of the group involved and now wants to expose the animal cruelty.
He said: ‘’If you love wild monkeys you have to share this. I want everybody to see this kind of animal cruelty towards monkeys.
‘’In Vietnam they kill many monkeys like this to eat the brains. It is disgusting, it has to stop. This is a very cruel dish.”
Monkey brains have traditionally been eaten in parts of China an South East Asia because people believe they will be imbued with ancient wisdom.
The Vietnamese dish dating back to the 19th Century is called Nao Hau – which means ‘’monkey brains’’ and remains popular.
But the footage sparked outrage after it was posted online.
Jhanerick Marylim De Leon said: ‘’These people’s souls are burning in hell already while their bodies are still on earth. May God punish them right away.’’
Rashani Keerthisinghe added: ‘’What’s wrong with this people? Why are they doing such a cruel thing to this innocent animals?”