Tiger skin trader face 5 years in jail
Last week, police in Depok, Indonesia arrested a man who was in possession of 14 stuffed Sumatran tigers and two sacks full of tiger pelts and heads.
The man, only identified as ‘Feri’ stated to the police that he had buyers lined up for the stuffed tigers and would get around £800-1300 for each one.
Feri, although not a direct poacher, had access to hunters in the Sumatran jungles and to many other animal skin collectors.
Even though Feri was found with numerous illegal animal parts, he only faces one count of possession under the 1990 Natural Resources Conservation Law. This means he will only get a maximum of 5 years in prison and a fine of £7,000.
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Written by: Chantelle M Henderson
Photo Credit: Operation Charm (Example of a stuffed tiger)