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Malaysia Jails Man Who Smuggled 95 Snakes on a Plane


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, wildlife, smuggling, snakes, environment, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

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- 1478 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A notorious wildlife trafficker has been sentenced to six months in jail in Malaysia for attempting to smuggle 95 boa constrictors in his luggage



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Caro M. (71)
Monday September 6, 2010, 2:13 pm
It's horrible, but I can't help thinking of that movie.
 

Freya H. (307)
Monday September 6, 2010, 2:15 pm
Is that ALL the S.O.B. gets - six months? How about that length of time in a put full of poisonous snakes - with no antivenin or medical care?
 

Susan S. (191)
Monday September 6, 2010, 6:56 pm
Considering the seriousness of his crime, his brazenness in trying to smuggle such a large number at one time, his notoriety as 'the Lizard King' it is sad that his sentence was not the maximum. Poachers and wildlife traffickers are motivated by greed and corruption and make far too much money to be deterred easily. For this he should have gotten the maximum sentence so that it would give a strong message to others as well. His sentence was not strong enough.
 

Teresa P. (128)
Monday September 6, 2010, 8:25 pm
noted
 

gail dair (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 12:17 am
Noted thankyou
 

Ann Eastman (32)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 8:53 am
In view of the public nature of the discovery, the severity of the infraction, and, although in a different country, a past history of conviction for similar crimes, the degree of leniency granted to Anson Wong is suggestive of political/judicial connections. If I interpreted the story correctly, the Malaysian government has not even revoked his license to trade in wildlife!
 

Diane B. (275)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 9:04 pm
Noted thanks Cher
 

Esther W. (10)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 12:48 am
A slap on the wrist--political corruption allows this trade to flourish.
 

lori c. (29)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 8:44 am
Noted.... who knows where these snakes were destined to end up..... and then the wreak havoc on native wildlife in other habitats
 
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