Saturday, February 19, 2011

Online Trading of Wildlife Parts


Nowadays people can buy and sell all kinds of goods through online websites such as Amazon.

Unfortunately not all of the traded goods are legal, some are illegal, for example parts of endangered wildlife.

According to the Canadian Press, the Police and Forestry officials have arrested a man in his art shop in North Jakarta on 9 February for allegedly using the internet to sell hundreds of illegal wildlife parts, including Ivory, Tiger skin and teeth of the world's smallest bear.

Monster and Critics quoted a Forestry official as saying that the man may possibly be part of an international illegal wildlife trafficking ring, and if found guilty he could face a maximum of 10 years prison sentence.

I hope that the authorities would do their best efforts to prevent the sales-purchase of illegal wildlife parts among others by making sure that this man would be prosecuted, tried and punished so that other would not follow his illegal actions.

Photo :  Courtesy of ExpertNews.

4 comments:

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

He needs to be punished to put others off even considering such an obnoxious trade.


peter

colson said...

You're absolutely right. But it definitely will not be easy to eradicate these crimes as long as there are buyers and a market.Moreover there is only a limited capacity of law and order personnel. So these kind of cases have to compete with other, even more important, categories of crimes.

But it should be done!

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

iya , kasian hewan2 langka kita..

H. Nizam said...

@Peter/Kiwi,
I fully agree with you.

@Colson,
The most important thing in this case is the authority's willingness to enforce the law consistently without any exception. Otherwise the illegal trade will always exists.

@TUKANG CoLoNG,
Mereka jadi korban kerakusan manusia rakus dan biadab.