Indonesia mob slaughters nearly 300 crocodiles in revenge killing

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The crocodiles ranged from full grown to young animals

(BBC) – A mob of villagers has killed nearly 300 crocodiles at a sanctuary for the animals in the Indonesian province of West Papua.

The slaughter was in retaliation for a local man thought to have been killed by one animal from the site.

Officials and police said they were not able to stop the attack and may now press charges.

The killing of a protected species is a crime that carries a fine or imprisonment in Indonesia.

The local villager was killed on Friday morning while gathering vegetables on the crocodile farm’s breeding sanctuary.

“An employee heard someone screaming for help, quickly went there and saw a crocodile attacking someone,” the head of Indonesia’s Natural Resources Conservation Agency in West Papua said.

After the funeral on Saturday, several hundred angry locals went to the sanctuary, armed with knives, shovels, hammers and clubs.

Local media cite officials saying the mob first attacked the office of the crocodile farm and then went on to slaughter all 292 reptiles at the sanctuary.

The farm was operating on a licence to breed protected saltwater and New Guinea crocodiles both for preservation and to harvest some of the animals.

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4 comments

  1. This is sad. We have given ourselves dominion over the animals but that responsibility also includes protecting the animals who are made in the same image of god.

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    Survival of the fittest. God looks like a croc, now? No wonder so many religions wantonly kill their enemies for their Gods, including the very Holy Roman Catholic and Anglican churches. God was taking a nap then?

    Was it their Gods who ordained the slicing of the necks of their Gods' enemies, and then turning so many others into Bar-B-Qs? By then, had God decided to stop 'writing' the Holy Bible?

    Caucasian two-legged beasts in the finery of the day, and in full-blown barbarism as men of the cloth, have been accepted as normal human beings. This is only because they called themselves, kings, queens, bishops and popes, backed by swords, cannon, treachery, and assassinations.

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  2. They have committed a crime against the universe. No stone remains unturned. As you shall sow, so shall you reap. This is sad. We have given ourselves dominion over the animals but that responsibility also includes protecting the animals who are made in the same image of god. Animals have feelings, share Mother Earth, she's big enough for everyone.. Animals kill humans but humans kill millions of animals everyday. Vegan forever#positive energy# protect creation#

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  3. Just like knowing what is taking place in the caribian

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