Tips From Villagers Lead to Discovery of Bones, Skin and Paws
For Immediate Release:
4 December 2013
Hà Tinh – Acting on tips from Trung Hòa villagers and in cooperation with the Forest Protection Department, Hà Tinh Province environmental police arrested a man who was allegedly caught in the act of cooking tiger bones and in illegal possession of a tiger skin and paws – as well as one chamois head. The suspect, identified as Nguyen Khanh Tuyet, reportedly confessed and has been charged.
For treating the case with the seriousness that it deserves and arresting and charging the suspect, the Hà Tinh Province environmental police will receive a Hero to Animals Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia.
“We admire the brave action against illegal wildlife products by Hà Tinh Province police”, says PETA Asia Vice President Jason Baker. “We encourage everyone to help stop the suffering of wildlife by saying ‘No!’ to this cruel trade and to report any suspicious activity to local police.”
PETA Asia advises anyone with information about wildlife crimes to call 18001522. In order to help prevent the illegal trade in wildlife, please never purchase a wild animal or any products made from them.
For more information, please visit PETAAsiaPacific.com.