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A Sri Lankan man was caught red handed by police trying to sell the meat and skin of a leopard, an animal listed in the country’s endangered species list.

After having hunted the animal in the forest reserve adjoining the Adam’s Peak area, the man was trying to sell the meat and skin of the animal,the police said.
 
The Bogawanthalawa area, where Adam’s Peak is located, was declared as a World Heritage Site in 2010. The Sri Lankan leopard is classified as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
 
Police sources confirmed that the full grown leopard was six-feet long. The offender was selling the meat for less than US$3 a kilogramme. (Source: Khaleej Times)

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  • Siri Tuesday, 31 January 2012 09:48 AM

    What country is this when a wild animal cannot save itself even in the wild?

    Patriot Tuesday, 31 January 2012 09:49 AM

    We are not chinese to eat lepeord meat! Find who bought the meat too.

    ranjan Tuesday, 31 January 2012 10:45 AM

    You mean skin the man and release him ?

    balu Tuesday, 31 January 2012 05:27 AM

    nothing less than death sentence for this idiot!

    scrap_metal Tuesday, 31 January 2012 05:22 AM

    Shame Shame shame!!!

    citizen1 Tuesday, 31 January 2012 05:37 AM

    Leopards, crocodiles, serpents, elephants, humans...no living creature is safe in this treacherous country. Help!

    Ranil Tuesday, 31 January 2012 05:48 AM

    good lord. i hope they send this man to jail and make an example out of this!

    Warren Tuesday, 31 January 2012 05:42 AM

    Sell his meat to the leopords !! Justice..

    sam Tuesday, 31 January 2012 05:59 AM

    Where have this country's animal lovers gone???? What do you say about this

    Just Another Citizen Tuesday, 31 January 2012 06:40 AM

    They should feed the man to the leopards...

    nilgala eththo... Tuesday, 31 January 2012 06:58 AM

    take the skin and release the man...or even can have the meat too...

    concerned citizen Tuesday, 31 January 2012 07:11 AM

    let hunter be the hunted! somebody please do something to save our endangered wild life


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