Dolphins slaughtered in Sorsogon


SORGOSON, Philippines – Poachers in Pilar town, Sorsogon, are facing charges for allegedly slaughtering at least 7 Spinner dolphins on Tuesday.

Police discover the remains of dolphins slaughtered by poachers in Sorsogon province on Tuesday. Photo by Thea Omelan, ABS-CBN News Bicol

Police found the remains of just 2 of the dolphins that were captured and killed in Barangay Bantayan.

Poachers reportedly sold the dolphin meat for around P10,000.

Police will file charges against several unnamed suspects for violating conservation laws.

People found guilty of killing endangered animals in the country can be imprisoned for 12 to 20 years and fined P120,000, authorities said. – Report from Thea Omelan, ABS-CBN News Bicol

The original article can be found here.

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