Posted 13 января 10:07

Published 13 января 10:07

Modified 13 января 11:28

Updated 13 января 11:28

In Primorye, the first criminal cases were opened because of the shooting of animals stuck in snowdrifts

13 января 2023, 10:07
An emergency regime was introduced in three districts of the region and hunting was prohibited.

The first criminal cases were initiated in the Primorsky Territory for the illegal shooting of hoofed animals stuck in snowdrifts in areas where, due to heavy snowfall that began on December 21, 2022, an emergency regime was declared, RIA Novosti writes, referring to a representative of the regional Ministry of Agriculture. In the Kavalerovsky municipal district, precipitation for two days exceeded the monthly norm by almost 6.5 times, in Olginsky - four times.

The Amur Tiger Center proposed to ban hunting in municipalities that were most affected by the cyclone. - Two criminal cases have been initiated under Article 258 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "Illegal hunting", 8 administrative protocols have been drawn up for hunting in an emergency zone.

These are all different episodes, the number of criminal cases may increase as the proceedings proceed. Two weapons were seized," the agency was informed. Poachers mainly hunt ungulates.

We are talking about animals stuck in snowdrifts.