Tiger Poachers Get Stiff Sentences

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Tiger Poachers Get Stiff Sentences

Post by Mr Wolf25 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:06 pm

This men were accused of Tiger poaching in a protected area in Thailand, and had evidence against them, however ironically they get 5 years of prison, not fair for an endangered species killed in a protected area.
Two men received substantial prison sentences after being convicting of poaching in Thailand earlier this year.

One convicted tiger poacher, a Vietnamese citizen, received four years in prison; the other, a Thai national, received five—the most severe punishment for wildlife poaching ever given in Thailand.
Source: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com ... sentences/
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Post by WolvesOfTheSeas » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:28 am

This is very interesting for sharing Mr.Wolf^^
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Re: Tiger Poachers Get Stiff Sentences

Post by Unlucky 13 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:04 am

Interesting find Mr. Wolf! I don't think their punishment is severe enough, they were found poaching an endangered species, and in a protected area.
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Re: Tiger Poachers Get Stiff Sentences

Post by monkfishlover » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:35 pm

Well they did say it was the most severe punishment they gave for poaching. And I think it's long enough. Hopefully when they're done serving their time, they'll think twice before poaching a critically endangered species.

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Re: Tiger Poachers Get Stiff Sentences

Post by paperpaws » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:58 pm

Ha, at least they got some kind of punishment. I suppose 5 years is plenty of time for them to regret what they've done. Thanks for the share.

I'm not sure how well prison conditions are in countries like that, so I'm not going to judge the fairness of the punishment... 5 years is pretty lengthy already, especially if the conditions are awful.

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Re: Tiger Poachers Get Stiff Sentences

Post by Koroda » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:25 pm

I really think that these people should get something like a 15 year punishment. Poaching is horrible, and interesting find, Mr. Wolf!
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Re: Tiger Poachers Get Stiff Sentences

Post by LeaderOfDreams » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:55 pm

Again, thanks for sharing this with us Mr.Wolf.
I think their sentences are completely understandable, laws are set in place to be followed. As you said one of them was already convicted for poaching, maybe this sentence will make them both think.
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