Wildlife crooks deserve no mercy

Submitted by shelley.fischer on Sat, 11/09/2010 - 09:06

Anson Wong jailed for 6 months.

Read the press comments:

The Star

"We have to get tough with wildlife smugglers as the world is watching how serious we are about tackling the scourge."

Free Malaysia Today

"I don't want to go to jail again." -- Those were the words uttered by Anson Wong slightly over a year ago to me.

I was confident that he said that with full knowledge that he is untouchable in Southeast Asia - one of the regions which had become a safe playground for the flamboyant wildlife trafficker.

There is an undoubted air of cockiness in Wong. His underlying message was: Catch me if you can!"

Lexington Herald

"Anson Wong, known as the "Lizard King," was fined 190,000 ringgit ($60,000) and sentenced to six months' in prison Monday for exporting 95 live boa constrictors without a permit".