Laos Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone: Raid in response to EIA’s Sin City report

After EIA exposing the rampant illegal wildlife trade in Laos Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone (GT SEZ) in its latest report,  the Laos government immediately operated a raid to crack down on the illegal sale and consumption of wildlife. In this “lawless playground”, restaurants openly sell stir fry tiger meat and tiger bone wine. Inside of the casino, numerous pieces of ivory bangles, carved tusks display in front of these gamblers.  Has this situation truly changed? Please see the news posted on the GT SEZ official website, translated as follows.

However, the news did not disclose the detailed law enforcement, i.e. how many pieces of wildlife products were confiscated or what’s the next step of it. Let’s hope this is not just a PR work.Stay wild.xxx

GT SEZ cracks down on the illegal sale and consumption of wild animals and its products. 

 31-03-2015

On 23rd March 2015, the GT SEZ convened a team comprising of the police, army, commerce and the relevant personnel from the Kings Roman Group and conducted an impromptu raid at Chinatown, Lao-China Friendship Street, farmers’ market, the riverside shops and restaurants. The aim of the raid is to check for illegal rearing, sale and consumption of wildlife as well as the illegal sale of wildlife products.

The raid was carried out in accordance to the relevant Laos national laws and regulations related to the SEZ. The infractions uncovered during the raid would result in its immediate rectification and the products seized were turned over and dealt with by the relevant authorities. In addition, the people involved in the illegal activities will be dealt with by the law and penalties would be imposed. The GT SEZ will carry out wildlife protection work and continue to resolutely crack down on illegal wildlife-related criminal activities.

The Lao PDR protects wildlife in accordance to its laws, especially endangered wildlife, and that is the responsibility of the SEZ Management Committee. The next step for the GT SEZ Committee is to strengthen the management of the markets, prevent from happening again, the trade or killing of wildlife as well as its production, sales and consumption. “When the buying stops, the killing can too”, wildlife protection begins with us, do not buy, sell, kill wildlife and its products. Let us work together to care for wildlife by creating a beautiful and harmonious home.

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老挝金三角经济特区依法打击非法出售、食用野生动物及制品专项整治行动
作者:liangge 日期:2015年03月31日 来源:liangge 浏览:70 次

     2015年3月23日,老挝金三角经济特区管理委员会召集公安、国防军、工商管理处以及金木棉集团有限公司相关部门,对唐人街、老中友谊街、农贸市场、江边广场等区域的商铺、餐馆进行了突击检查,本次检查重点是非法饲养出售、食用野生动物和非法制售野生动物制品的违法行为。

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此次突击检查是根据老挝国家相关法律和特区相关条例来执行,对于在检查过程中出现的问题特区管理委员会勒令其及时整改,对收缴到的违法违禁品将上缴国家相关部门做进一步处理,并对违法违禁人员做出相应的法律制裁和处罚。野生动物保护作为老挝金三角经济特区管理委员会一项常态化工作必将持续的进行下去,坚决打击区域内针对野生动物的违法犯罪行为。

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老挝人民民主共和国是法制社会主义国家,依法保护野生动物,特别是涉危野生动物是特区管理委员会义不容辞的责任。下一步老挝金三角经济特区管理委员会将加强市场管理,杜绝买卖和杀害野生动物及制作、出售、食用野生动物制品的违法行为发生。“没有买卖,就没有杀害”,保护野生动物从我们身边做起,拒绝买卖、杀害野生动物及出售、食用野生动物制品。让我们共同携手关爱野生动物,创造美好和谐家园。

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