Prison sentence upheld for hunter of protected animals, birds

Juwaideh Prison PSD
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AMMAN — The Amman Court of First Instance has upheld a prison sentence of four months and a fine of JD2,000 for a person who illegally hunted rare, protected wild animals and birds in the Kingdom, Al-Ghad reported.اضافة اعلان

The defendant had posted pictures and videos showing the illegal hunting of protected species on a social media outlet, and the Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Department had filed a complaint with the Public Prosecutor based on the posts.

The Amman Magistrate Court had convicted the accused on two counts: intentionally killing an animal contrary to the provisions of Article 452 of the Penal Code; and hunting birds contrary to the provisions of Article 56 of the Agriculture Law.

During the course of the trial, the animals and birds were shown to be included among the wild species whose hunting is prohibited under Jordanian law.

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