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Financial Punishment for Poachers Increased

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According to the order of Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, charges for damage, for example, caused to Amur tiger and Amur leopard will increase from 500 thousand rubles to 1.1 million rubles, snow leopard - from 300 thousand rubles.

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MmAway M (500)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 9:24 pm
Thank you Olga, thought I adore that they pay more for POACHING our Precious Creatures...I so want them to pay with their lives PERIOD! Thank you for the article at site! I am happy to have a minute to sign in and catch both of your 2 news articles. xx

MmAway M (500)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 9:25 pm
Sorry, typo ~ "THOUGH" Need to be able to send more than one star to you dear friend!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 9:51 pm
This increase does nothing to settle my anxieties. This amount is nothing. Anyway there in no amount of $$$ that can bring back these poor animals from the dead...just not enough being done period. The poachers are probably just laughing it up. I remain hopeful for change. Thx Olga!!

Camilla Vaga (67)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 11:26 pm

Christeen A (376)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:14 am
I'd like to see a little more punishment here. Thank you.

Julia R (295)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:31 am
I do hope that more punishment and much higher fines will be enacted in the near future. But at least, they have made upgraded fines and penalties and I'm glad that they are calling them criminal activities! Hopefully, this is a sign that the Russian federation will take the conservation of these animals seriously. Thanks for this post, Olga.

Danuta W (1248)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:39 am

Thomas Brueckner (41)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:52 am
I hope that will be a warning for the hunters,if not then do the financial punishment higher.
So high that the hunters never can pay off.

Gloria p (304)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 4:40 am
I hope it works but I think the poachers should go to prison.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 4:56 am
This is a good start. Thank you

Andras C (16)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 5:53 am
Well done Olga. Thanks for your part in this step. I personally would like to see long jail time with hard labour for these heartless criminals. Perhaps it's time to intensify efforts, not only in Russia but also Africa. The devastation of poaching can easily lead to extinction of species.

Franco Di Palma (374)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 6:07 am
Thanks Olga. So glad to hear this. Nice to hear good news for a change. Keep fighting the good fight.

Sara P (57)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 6:31 am
I'm happy to hear this, I strongly think that poaching can be stopped only by the clear commitment of the governments, if they continue to allow hunters to kill indiscriminately this thing will never stop. Thanks a lot Olga!

Carlene V (202)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 6:37 am
Raise the fines to keep the killers in line. Really a sad state we are in.

Solitary Eagle (324)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 6:39 am
The increase is good news, but I'd like to see jail time added.

Sandi C (98)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 7:31 am
I'm with Marilyn on this.

divergent r (309)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 7:34 am
Not enough. The reward for greed should be much higher.
They will just raise the poached price.
Fines aren't going to cut it...jail time should be mandatory.

naomi cohen (55)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 7:59 am
poachers should not be penalized monetarily. they should pay with their stinking lives. thank you, sara. thank you, olga.

Jill Vickerman (416)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 10:24 am
Thank you Olga.

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:05 pm

MarĂ­a Barbosa (14)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:15 pm
another good start! noted

Tom R (23)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 2:07 pm
The amounts should be tripled with mandatory JAIL TIME of 10 years prison with no parole for anyone involved with selling/capturing or killling these wild animals. Justice and strict severe penalties imposed and noted.

. (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 2:18 pm
Now, let it be enforced!

Jaime A (51)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 2:28 pm

ilja c (48)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 2:33 pm
Very good news.Jail time will cure them.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:00 pm
Notato e commentato

Laurie H (817)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 6:25 pm
The higher the penalties the better=send the whole lot of them away to languish in prisons without seeing the light of day! Keep this news coming!!!! Thanks again!!~

Marie W (67)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 9:49 pm
Time to fit the crime- though execution is the better solution.

. (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 2:56 am

deb s (145)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 5:57 pm
Exile all abusers ! punishment isn't enough for what they do and have done the horrid ways send them away from all living things period so they can't do it again. No more trusting the law and policies the system all is too relaxed on these hateful people either exile or experimentation candidates we will lessen this type of m\monster and less abused animals until we completely rid the animal world of bad humans!

deb s (145)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 6:00 pm
This is good news though and i can only hope and prayer we are slowly winning towards ridding all the bad people who do wrong to animals but a good foot in right direction and may others stand up take notice of the good news starting to happen and follow suit.

Laurie S (73)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 11:02 pm
Noted. Thanks!!

Ellen m (215)
Friday April 5, 2013, 8:59 am
Increased fines are not the answer, they are a smokescreen of a lazy and unconcerned government meant to appease people like us...

How much would it be worth to have the last Amur Leoard put back into his coat, laying as a rug in some rich mans house, to once again breathe?

I am afraid we have not long to wait for that answer :'-(

Amir Amir Sardashty (17)
Friday April 5, 2013, 10:44 am
good news indeed

Gudrun D (447)
Friday April 5, 2013, 4:17 pm
Excellent news - thank you Olga!

Lydia S (155)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 9:29 am
Thanks Olga , I hope it helps to deter .

Tania Koshman (7)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 11:21 pm
thank you

Yvonne F (180)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 2:42 am
Great, but not enough! Although, it is a start and a sign that the authorities are aware of the problem!!! Thanks Olga for this post!
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