PETALING JAYA: The illegal wildlife trade in the country is rising at worrying levels despite stricter enforcement and heavier penalties. Greedy traffickers who gain huge profits from the cruel and unethical trade are focusing on Malaysia as it is among the few countries which still has tigers, elephants, sun bears, pangolins and other sought after […]
“Police in the Shirebrook area have been putting the focus on rural crime. Officers joined forces with Nottinghamshire Police and local gamekeepers to help prevent and target issues affecting the areas including wildlife, diesel thefts and metal thefts. The operation, which ran during the evening on Monday 3rd June, involved teams carrying out patrols throughout […]
“Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba and African Development Bank President Dr Donald Kaberuka, who are vocal proponents for increased measures to tackle transnational criminal activities like wildlife trafficking, have voiced their concerns that record poaching and illicit trade of wildlife products is a major threat to security and sustainable economic development in Africa.” Source: […]
“MPs debated the badger cull on Wednesday 5 June 2013 in the House of Commons. The House of Commons voted by 299 to 250 against the Opposition motion That this House believes the badger cull should not go ahead” Source : parliament uk To read the full article : http://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2013/june/opposition-debate-on-the-badger-cull/
“There were ten people with tiger skin, leopard skin, ivories, tiger teeth, pangolin scale, musk of musk deer, bones of tiger and leopard. They opened fire at the five-member police patrol team and the police returned fire on Saturday night,” “These items are banned by Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Local people […]
“Three men have been jailed after being convicted of badger baiting. Carlisle Magistrates’ Court heard how the three travelled to Cumbria from Merseyside to set a dog in a badger sett in Calthwaite, near Penrith. Anthony John Campbell, 31, of Hawthorn Avenue, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, Luke Michael Jones, 23, of Heywood Close, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, and Spencer […]
“TWO TEENAGERS have been arrested after a deer was allegedly mauled to death by a dog in a “harrowing” attack in Irvine. Police say they received a report from a distressed member of the public who allegedly witnessed a dog attacking and killing the deer at Bogside last Sunday, May 19…” Source : Irvine Times […]
“A former salmon farm manager was fined £800 at Lerwick Sheriff Court after admitting setting nets which could have resulted in the unlawful killing of seals. Graham McNally, 52, of Sandveien, Lerwick, committed the offence while he worked as a regional fish farm manager for Meridian Salmon Farms. He pleaded guilty to using prohibited, non-selective […]
“Criminals from Britain and beyond are openly buying and selling rhino horn online, Metro has discovered. Middlemen in South Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guinea and here are illegally touting the horns of the endangered species for up to £160,000 to buyers in the US, Thailand and the UAE. Some of those posting their contraband on discussion […]
“A man who tried to smuggle rare clams and corals through Manchester Airport has been jailed. Alex Montgomery, 23, of Mottram Old Road, Stalybridge, was locked up for six months today at Manchester crown court. Montgomery pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to smuggle the animals after he was arrested by officers from the UK […]
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