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South Africa Rhino Poacher Jailed for 77 Years
Offbeat  (tags: South Africa, poacher, jailed, rhino horn, rhinos )

Marie
- 40 days ago - independent.co.uk
A rhino poacher in South Africa has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing poachers who target rhinos for their horns, which fetch a high price on the illegal market in parts of Asia.
Philippines Jails Chinese Fishermen Caught With 350 Endangered Sea Turtles
Offbeat  (tags: Chinese, fisherman, jailed, endangered, sea turtles, Phillipines )

Marie
- 114 days ago - uk.mobile.reuters.com
The Philippines has jailed 11 Chinese fishermen caught with endangered sea turtles off a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, officials said.
Wild Animal Eaters Might Face Jail Time
Offbeat  (tags: Wild animals, eating, endangered, china, illegal, jailed )

Marie
- 132 days ago - shanghaidaily.com
A draft interpretation of China's Criminal Law, tabled for reading on Monday, aims to clear up ambiguities by clearly defining eating endangered wild animals, or buying them for this or other purposes, as illegal.
Fireworks Seller Gets One Year in Jail for Blowing Up Dog He Believed 'Had the Devil in It'
Offbeat  (tags: Dog killer, jailed, cruelty, animals, fireworks, pyscho )

Marie
- 237 days ago - metro.co.uk
A fireworks seller who blew up his dog because he believed it was possessed by the devil has been sentenced to 'JUST ' 12 months in prison.
UPDATE: Man Found Dead in Ewell River Had Been Jailed for Horrific Animal Cruelty
Offbeat  (tags: update, dog torturer, jailed, found dead, animal cruelty, ewell river, animal abuser )

Simone
- 1367 days ago - yourlocalguardian.co.uk
A man found dead in a freezing Ewell river on Wednesday had been jailed last year for slashing the throat of his own dog. Jason Khalili, 52, of Hollymoor Lane, Epsom, was found guilty in July last year of the savage attack on his two year old Staff
Chinese National Jailed As More Illegal Ivory Seized In Nairobi
Offbeat  (tags: kenya, chinese authorites, charged, jailed, illegal ivory, seizure, nairobi )

Simone
- 1466 days ago - coastweek.com
A Chinese national was yesterday jailed for 18 months for possession of illegal ivory barely a day after the weekend seizure of 2 tonnes of ivory and five rhino horns. This was part of two more seizures of illegal ivory from Mozambique and Uganda
You Have Failed Us, Albinos Protest
Offbeat  (tags: crime, albino, Tanzania, Kenya, killings, protest, UN, jailed )

Naoko
- 1473 days ago - nation.co.ke
A lobby for disabled groups has called for the enhancement of the 6-year sentence slapped on the man who attempted to sell an albino friend in Tanzania.
Convicted Dog Fighter Jailed
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, dog fighting, jailed )

Cher Away
- 1508 days ago - rspca.org.uk
A convicted dog fighter from South Wales has been jailed for six months following a major investigation by covert RSPCA inspectors.
Couple Jailed for Trading in Protected Black Coral
Offbeat  (tags: environment, protection, black coral, jailed, trading )

Cher Away
- 1516 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
Two Taiwanese nationals have been jailed in the U.S. Virgin Islands for conspiracy to ship internationally protected black coral into the United States
Imprisoned For A Kiss? Two British in Trouble in Dubai
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, society, culture, crime, jailed, humans, a kiss )

Lady
- 1631 days ago - abcnews.go.com
A couple caught kissing in a Dubai restaurant faces a month of jail time and imminent deportation, local media reported this week.Ayman Najafi, 24, and Charlotte Adams, 25, have appealed a conviction for public indecency, saying a simple peck on the cheek
'Cruel' Mum Jailed Over Girl Starved To Death
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, child starved, death, parents, guilty, jailed )

Lady
- 1633 days ago - news.sky.com
The "chillingly cruel" mother and stepfather of seven-year-old starvation victim Khyra Ishaq have been jailed for her manslaughter.Angela Gordon was sentenced to 15 years and her former partner Junaid Abuhamza has been imprisoned indefinitely
Mistake Kept Woman in Louisiana Jail for Months
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, woman, mental illness, jailed, wrongfully, mistake )

Lady
- 1647 days ago - chron.com
A homeless, mentally ill woman has been released from a Louisiana jail after a clerical mistake kept her there for six months.A relative says 55-year-old Melissa Poche was sent to a hospital after her release Wednesday.
Russian Jailed for Felling 'Siberian Tiger' Trees
Offbeat  (tags: siberian tiger trees, russian, jailed, felling trees, jail sentence )

Simone
- 1661 days ago - google.com
A resident of Russia's far east was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for having chopped down trees necessary for the preservation of the massive Siberian tiger, World Wildlife Fund said Friday. "It's extremely rare that a person is sentenced
Prison Officer Jailed Over Inmate Affair
Offbeat  (tags: prison officer, affair, prisoner, jailed, crime )

Lone
- 1677 days ago - news.sky.com
A prison officer has been jailed over an affair she had with an inmate awaiting trial for arranging an acid attack on his ex-girlfriend
Man Jailed Over 44 Lizards in Briefs
Offbeat  (tags: lizards, jailed, man, wildlife, exploited species, trading, endangered, hunting, poaching, smuggling )

Tonya
- 1678 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
New Zealand - A German reptile collector has been jailed for 14 weeks and must pay a 5,000 New Zealand dollar ($3,540) fine for plundering New Zealand's wild gecko and skink populations
 

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