Monday, February 07, 2005

new law will punish consumers of protected animals

The Joongang Daily (online) has an article today about poaching. Actually, it was just an announcement that a new law soon comes into effect. Now, those who consume protected species are liable for prosecution, not just the poachers.

One of the protected species is 'mountain frog', which could well feed a family. These are big frogs! I cannot find a picture but I'm sure I've seen them for sale at NamDaeMoon.

No word on poaching or consuming salamanders.

The strange thing is the Joongang paper states that the Ministry of the Environment announced the new law yesterday, when the M of E website described the law in August of last year. Is it just a reminder?

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