A Saudi was arrested for slaughtering desert lizards


Hunting has always been taken as a manly sport, marking one’s bravery and marksmanship since our evolution. Hunting of dangerous animals is okay, only if they mean any harm but what we have gained is endangering their species and proved ourselves to be more dangerous in particular.

Hunting for food is one thing, hunting dangerous animals is another but hunting for the sake of fun or boasting around is a big no, unethical and unmanly.

RIYADH: A man was arrested in Saudi Arabia for illegally hunting more than a hundred spiny-tailed desert lizards, a viral video has shown.
Social media users widely shared footage of the man as he bragged about hunting a hundred of animals known locally as “dabb lizards.”
Dozens of the yellowish reptile, with four legs and a long tail, can be seen laid on the floor.
The spokesman for Al-Qasim police, Badr Al-Suhaibani, was quoted by Sabq News confirming that the suspect in the video had been arrested.

This person we are talking about was taken into police custody soon after posting the pictures of the poor animals being hunt just for the sake of fun. They are endangered and their hunting is banned. It is just a desert lizard, but a unique one.

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A yellowish reptile, just like a home lizard but larger in size and fat belly and a distinguished long spiny tail which are locally known as ‘Dabb Lizards’. The arrest of the man was made after a video went viral on Saudi social Media in which the man bragged about his hunting more than a hundred lizards.

Badr Al-Suhaibani, the spokesman for Al Qasim Police announced that the suspect in the viral video was arrested and is referred to the competent authorities to face legal action over endangering wildlife and for violating the law on hunting wild animals.

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The Saudi Commission of Wildlife also confirmed the news announcing, the perpetrator of the massacre had been identified and arrested by Al- Qasim Police.

Our religion teaches us to be polite on human beings as well as animals. If you look at the animals, they kill others animals to protect themselves or eat them, they never kill for the sake of fun. This is the rule of nature and we need to abide by it.

Source: Arab News