Friday, October 03, 2008

Perhilitan Confiscates Animals And Leather Bags

Does anyone know where do the confiscated wildlife final destination?
I have a dream that the wildlife will be sold back to the poacher.
Raids were always acted on ACTING ON TIP-OFF.
Imagine the wildlife species were found IN the WILDLIFE park. This is the place where Wildlife officers have easy access.
I have a dream that the custodians couldn't care about wildlife species.
And I have a dream they just pocketed...... (its only my dream ok).
Well, as a concerned public, you should do you part to provide more TIP-OFF on any illegal wildlife activities....SMS this number 019-3564194 and demand to know where the final destination of seized wildlife.
October 03, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 (Bernama) -- The Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) seized several wildlife species and leather bags in three operations on Monday and yesterday.

The department's law and enforcement divison chief, Dr E. Sivanathan said, the first raid was on a wildlife park in Perak on Monday.

Acting on a tip-off, seven members from the wildlife crime unit rushed to the park and seized an eagle-owl, five owls, a python and three cobras which were placed in several cages, he said.

"The park has no licence to breed or display the animals, which are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972," he told reporters at the Perhilitan office, here today.

In the second operation held on the same day, the Perhilitan enforcement unit at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) prevented an imported consignment from entering the country.

"We seized nine bags made from Yak leather from France. Yaks are an endangered species," he said.

He said further investigations would be conducted to identify those involved.

Meanwhile, Perhilitan had also confiscated a sack filled with 24 pythons from a man in an oil palm plantation around Tangkak in Johor, yesterday.

"The pythons are believed to be for sale in the black market," he said.

The suspect, however, managed to escape, he added.

Members of the public with information on crimes related to protected animals could contact Perhilitan or send a text message to 019-3564194.


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