JOHOR BARU: The Wildlife and Nationwide Parks Division (Perhilitan) has raided a pet store right here and rescued 23 unique birds.
State director Salman Saaban (pic) stated primarily based on data, 4 Perhilitan enforcement officers carried out inspection on the store positioned in Taman Kota Masai close to Pasir Gudang at round 5.30pm on Friday (June 4).
“We discovered 15 white-rumped shama or domestically often called burung murai batu, two Hwamei birds, two blue-crowned hanging parrots and three jungle fowls.
“In addition to the birds, the division additionally seized 16 bamboo cages and three iron cages from the store, ” he stated right here on Saturday (June 5).
Salman stated following an interrogation, the 34-year-old pet store proprietor admitted to not possessing any approval letter from Perhilitan to maintain the wildlife.
He stated all the objects are valued at RM13,800 and have been seized to assist with additional investigations.
“That is the second time the identical premises has been raided by Perhilitan in lower than a 12 months for the same offence the place the case continues to be being investigated, ” he added.
Salman additionally stated a police report has been lodged and the case is being investigated below Part 716 of the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010.