(Baohatinh.vn) – The functional forces have just discovered and seized 260 individuals of wild birds at a catering business  in village 5, Thinh Loc commune, Loc Ha district (Ha Tinh).

The functional forces seized wild birds of unknown origin at Hung Chim restaurant.

Accordingly, at 10:25″ on September 27, the Environmental Police Department (Ha Tinh Provincial Police), Mobile Ranger Team (Ha Tinh Forest Protection Department), Loc Ha District Forest Protection Department, Application Center Science and Technology and Plant and Animal Protection in Loc Ha district, People’s Committee of Thinh Loc commune conducted an inspection of Hung Chim shop owned by Mr. Le Van Hung (SN 1986, in village 5, Thinh Loc commune).

At the time of inspection, the functional forces discovered in the restaurant there were 260 individuals of wild birds (including storks, sedges, dat dat, Rallus aquaticus…), of which 63 were still alive, the rest were slaughtered, the total weight is 34 kg.

Many living Painted-Snipes are kept in cages waiting for customers to buy.

Working with the authorities, the owner of the restaurant Le Van Hung could not present any documents related to the origin of the number of birds mentioned above.

According to the owner’s presentation, the above birds were purchased by him from people in Loc Ha district to process drinks and sell to diners.

The Environmental Police Department made a record and handed over the case to the Loc Ha District Forest Protection Department and the Thinh Loc Commune Police for handling according to regulations. Currently, the functional forces are consolidating the file to handle in accordance with the law.

The birds that have been slaughtered will be culled, while those that are still alive will be released back into the wild.

The birds that have been slaughtered will be cullled, the surviving individuals will be handed over to Vu Quang National Park for care before being released back into the natural environment.

Source Báo Hà Tĩnh

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