Illegal Hunting


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Illegal Hunting

 

under Soviet criminal law, hunting without a proper permit in prohibited places, at prohibited times, or using prohibited implements and methods. Illegal hunting is a form of poaching, an offense that also includes illegally catching fish or taking other commercially valuable marine and river products and illegally hunting fur seals and beavers. Criminal responsibility for illegal hunting usually ensues after administrative measures have been taken for a first violation. The hunting of animals and birds whose killing is completely prohibited is considered a crime regardless of administrative penalties.

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He said district Wildlife department had conducted various raids against illegal hunting and issued challans for illegal poaching or hunting animals without licenses.
RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent said: "Where we have evidence that illegal hunting is taking place including the setting of dogs on wildlife like hares, rabbits, foxes and deer, we will investigate.
Illegal hunting and logging have stopped in most of the valleys where the community rangers are active.
The state Fish and Wildlife Department's Springfield office received numerous citizen complaints over eight years about alleged illegal hunting by the Donohos, Boyd's affidavit said.
In addition we may get reports from people who believe there is illegal hunting because they see people dressed up with horns.
We predicted that the giraffe sex ratio should follow a similar pattern as found for other species, thus being more female-skewed in areas where illegal hunting is common.
I urge your readers to lobby their police authority to ensure that steps are taken by local forces to stamp out illegal hunting and prevent a bloodthirsty and irresponsible minority from continuing to break the law.
Illegal hunting and trading are also taking their toll.
Major survival threats come from forest destruction to develop oil palm--tree plantations and from illegal hunting.
Anti-hunt monitors already put themselves at great risk trying to film illegal hunting.
Habitat degradation and illegal hunting reduced the dugong to remnant populations.
Gorillas in East and Central Africa suffer from illegal hunting, destruction of their environment by farmers and even volcanic eruptions.