Rich foreigners poaching endangered Armenian animals


This video is about wildlife in Armenia.

From News.Am:

Foreign organizations hunt restricted animals in Armenia

Tue 28 August 2012 10:30 GMT | 12:30 Local Time

Armenia has unique animals—such as the Armenian Mouflon—which cannot be found anywhere else, but dozens of foreign organizations hunt mouflon in Armenia, which is prohibited, “Lawful Hunting Club” social initiative leader Eduard Saribekyan stated during a press conference on Tuesday.

In his words, the Armenian Mouflon lives in Iran, too, but they do not hunt it there because it is an endangered animal.

“Social activeness is very important here. Where is that society which doesn’t fight against such things?”, Saribekyan added.

He stressed that they are very small in number, and, since the hunters are better equipped, they are larger in number, and, in addition, they are drunk, and very often they are compelled to turn a blind eye to the unlawfulness.

He also noted that when they raise an alarm with the competent authorities, the latter say they do not work on Saturdays, in the case when game are primarily hunted on Saturdays.

2 thoughts on “Rich foreigners poaching endangered Armenian animals

  1. Pingback: Armenian animals | Zuukusa

  2. Pingback: Save Armenian leopards | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.