Monday, 10 August 2015

Police kill six suspected tiger poachers in Bangladesh

Recently, a US dentist killed the famous lion 'Cecil' in Zimbabwe which sparked anger both online and offline..
Now, six suspected tiger poachers have been shot dead in a gunfight with Bangladeshi police at a hideout in the world's largest mangrove forest.
Police seized three tiger pelts which they said were from animals that appeared to be freshly killed.
The Sundarbans in south-east Bangladesh are home to the rare Bengal tiger.
A recent survey found that just over 100 were living there - a sharp decline from the 440 animals recorded 10 years ago.
Experts say the dramatic slump is down to more accurate surveying methods, but also to rampant poaching.

A local police official, Harendra Nath Sarkar, told the BBC that during a raid, the alleged poachers began shooting and the officers fired back.

"The gunfight went on for about 15 to 20 minutes. We recovered three tiger skins, and five guns and ammunition. From the look and smell of the skins, it seemed that the tigers were killed not more than a week ago," he said.
Imagine the things we are doing to our own planet...Recently, a lot some species of animals are now extinct....destroying nature ourselves. What do we have to tell our future generations?

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