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Wildlife hunting for profit continues…
Published on: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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Kota Kinabalu: Despite a hunting ban, hunters in Nabawan still took their game to the local tamu ground, unperturbed whether their hunts were a protected species or not. This picture (right) shows some of the bounties sold to the public at the tamu last Saturday.

On March 28, the Sabah Wildlife Department announced that it would not be issuing any new hunting licence due to the ongoing drought and forest fires caused by the El Nino phenomenon.

The department also held a dialogue with the residents there over the native rights to hunt game and unsustainable hunting.

It seems the residents took things lightly and had a number of times hunted for profit and could not be bothered whether their game was protected wildlife or those facing extinction.

The department, which had come under public scrutiny over its stance against unsustainable hunting, however, maintained that game should not be commercialised.

This is not the first time that Nabawan had become the centre of attention over the sale of bush meat.

A similar case had been reported about five or six months ago.



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