WILDMEAT-CONFISCATION

A quantity of wild meat has been confiscated by the Forestry Services in the Ministry of Agriculture, along with the Police.

The Ministry says the Agouti meat was initially advertised for sale, and following an investigation, the meat was discovered at a residence in Upper Cane Hall.
According to the Ministry, a young man from the area was reprimanded and the weapon used was confiscated by the Forestry Services.

This Ministry said this action is against the laws of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the public is reminded that the closed season for Mammals and Reptiles runs from 1st February – 30th September.

During the closed season, persons are not allowed to hunt, or be a member of a party engaged in hunting any protected wildlife; take or disturb the egg, or young of any protected wildlife; damage or destroy the nest, or young of any protected wildlife; have in their possession or control any protected wildlife; or expose or offer for sale or purchase any protected wildlife.

Any person engaged in these activities during the closed season is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of two thousand dollars and in the case of a second or subsequent offence, to a fine of four thousand dollars and imprisonment for one year, according to the Wildlife Protection Act Chapter 55, Section 17.



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