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Poachers Can Be Shot, Officials In India Declare


Animals  (tags: wildlife, wildanimals, protection, tigers, wildlife trade, poachers, law, shooting poachers, animalwelfare, animalrights, AnimalWelfare, killing, death, cruelty, animals )

Cal
- 941 days ago - npr.org
Poachers caught hunting tigers in India's Maharashtra state are on notice that they could be shot on sight.



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Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 3:08 pm
The very idea of shooting someone caught shooting a tiger sounds outrageous. Sadly, it may deter poachers whereby saving a few more tigers;it's a shame it has come down to this.
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 4:42 pm
Until you end the grinding poverty which drives poaching...you'll never end it!
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 5:16 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Tomoko Harris (83)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 5:22 pm
Good! Death to all tiger-poachers!
 

Kathy Chadwell (365)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 8:03 pm
I like it:)
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 12:49 am
Finally, some good news! Where do I sign up?
 

Michael MacDonald (27)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 6:06 am
although I'm completely against poaching...
this is going way too far.

I'm all for harsh penalties for poaching,
but a shoot to kill or capital punishment policy is always wrong no matter what the case.

 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 8:11 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 9:01 am
Like that. Of course, if they stop they will not be shot.
 

tasunka m. (338)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 9:02 am
although I am against the use of violence,I abhor the poaching and extinction of tigers even more.
the poacherd deserve no better, I'm sure there is a side to this I'm unaware of,but in the end
it's too late to be diplomatic when the tigers are almost gone.
 

Valerie H. (136)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 10:55 am
Thank you....noted.
 

Jana Repova (63)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 11:17 am
Noted. Thank you.
 

Veronique L. (215)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 11:27 am
Terrible to think we have to come down to this...I hope the very idea that they might be shot will stop the poachers!
 

Elize Labuschagne (190)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 11:33 am
If this is what it takes, go for it !!!!
 

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 11:44 am
Thanks, Cal. It would be a good thing to stop some poachers.
 

Ge M. (218)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 11:59 am
Good news but somewhat unenforceable especially as the poachers are armed.
 

Mercedes P. (54)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 12:22 pm
Very nice news. I can't feel sorry or sympathy for anyone who can kill a tiger.
 

Jim Phillips (3202)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 12:41 pm
It has come down to this that poachers will be shot and killed for poaching Tigers. I would
have preferred 50 years in prison. Perhaps killing the poachers would be more humane...

Other species should be protected as well. There are other animal species that are on the verge of extreme endangered, on the cusp of extinction.

Other species included would be Elephants, Rhinos, Giraffes, Lions, Cheetahs among a few that
must be protected!

Maybe some people in here, C2 could name a few more of other species...

Ty, Cal.
.
 

Terry V. (30)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 12:58 pm
I would prefer LIFE in solitary confinement.........
 

Despina Vekris (9)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 1:36 pm
noted
 

Dany Strakova (119)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 1:47 pm
signed
 

Angela N. (0)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 2:30 pm
Thank you :)
 

Eternal Gardener (761)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 3:24 pm
Finally...eye for an eye etc., though I would like to read "will be" instead of "could be".
 

Roxann Shadrick (15)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 3:32 pm
Noted, Thank You Cal.
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (228)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 3:33 pm
Noted! Where so I sign up?
 

Eve L. (58)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 4:05 pm
Noted and I'm so glad!! It's the only solution.
 

Kay M. (348)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 4:39 pm
thanks
 

michelle t. (41)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 5:08 pm
Excellent news.I am very willing to board the next available flight to assist in exterminating of poachers.Contact me if I can be of help.We could skin them and turn these bastards into floor and wall mats.The only good hunter is a dead one!!!!!
 

ellen m. (222)
Friday May 25, 2012, 3:00 am
Tasunka hit the nail on the head!
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Friday May 25, 2012, 9:34 am
When I first heard about this I was so happy that I was almost floating in the air! Now if they start doing that everywhere and to everybody else that are involved in poaching it will end forever and animals would be saved (from poaching anyway)!
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Friday May 25, 2012, 10:45 pm
Good!
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Friday May 25, 2012, 10:46 pm
GOOD!..( you shoot an animal or an innocent being of any kind, in front of me..I'll take you down!)..unless it is the against the law for me to do so!!..then, I'll just take you down, and turn you over...to the proper authoritys!
 
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