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on August 7, the intermediate people’s Court of Leshan City, Sichuan Province, heard the first case of civil public interest litigation on wildlife protection in Leshan City, Sichuan Province. The defendant Qiong Mo Xiaoying and other seven people were sentenced to compensate the loss of National Wildlife Resources totaling more than 150000 yuan. Previously, seven people had been sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment for illegal hunting and killing of rare and endangered wild animals.

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let the hounds hunt and kill wild animals

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let the hounds out. About half an hour later, I heard the dog barking – there was “prey”! They quickly ran over to have a look and found that a blue sheep was killed by the hound. Several people peeled and divided it, and took photos or videos Qiong Mo Xiaoying and others have tried and succeeded in this way.

in December 2019, the people’s Court of Ebian County heard the case. The trial found that: on February 8, 2019, qiongmo Xiaoying and other six people went to the ditch under the guangtou mountain in juemo Township, Ebian County, and killed a rock sheep (also known as the iguana and yanniu, Yi name “Hey”), and the six people distributed meat and rock sheep horn. On April 6, 2019, qiongmo Xiaoying and other five people once again hunted and distributed a blue sheep in a dam near the guangtoushan Three Gorges river power station in juemo Township, Ebian County, and distributed its meat. On June 2, 2019, bizhefuti killed a blue sheep alone, sliced and bagged its meat and carried it home.

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found out that Qiong Mo Xiaoying and other defendants had taken videos and photos at the scene of three times of hunting blue sheep, and sent videos and photos to each other through wechat. The public security organs searched yanyangjiao and meat from bizhefuti’s home. According to the identification of Sichuan lvdun forest resources judicial appraisal center, the animals in the videos and photos, as well as the antlers and meat of the rock sheep, are all hyenas, belonging to the national class II key protected wild animals.

in October 2018, Luozi Abel saw a wild animal named “Du” (the name of the Yi nationality) by the ditch opposite walige in Heizhugou town. Later, he hit DU on the head with a stone and killed him. Luozi Abel has videos and photos of hunting Du in his mobile phone. After identification, the animals in the videos and photos are confirmed to be big civet, which belongs to the national class II key protected wild animals.

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finally, the people’s Court of Ebian County sentenced Qiong Mo Xiaoying and other seven people to the crime of illegally hunting and Killing Precious and endangered wild animals and sentenced them to fixed-term imprisonment (part of which is suspended) and also fined.

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and awarded a compensation of more than 150000 yuan. On August 7, the incidental civil part of the case was heard in Leshan intermediate people’s court, which was also the first civil public interest litigation for wildlife protection in Leshan City.

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court held that although the hyenas and civet cats hunted by the seven defendants lived in the nature, they were owned by the state. The seven defendants illegally hunted and killed three hyenas, and luoziabel illegally hunted and killed one civet, which directly infringed the state’s ownership of wildlife resources, and should compensate for the loss of national wildlife resources caused by the infringement.

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according to the State Forestry Administration “wild animals and their products value evaluation method”, according to the national first class protection of wild animals according to the listed value of 10 times of the overall value, national second class protection of wild animals according to the listed value of 5 times of the overall value.

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, the court ruled that the defendants Qiong Mo Xiaoying, Bi zhefuti, Luozi Abel, Xie shumalong, Lu Ke a Xue, Ke Si Ge Ming, a Zhong Jia Ju, were sentenced to compensate for the loss of national wildlife resources, totaling 156000 yuan, and paid to the special public welfare fund account of Leshan public prosecution litigation. In addition, qiongmo Xiaoying and other seven people publicly apologized to the public on the official media platform at the county level of Ebian County.

judge said that illegal hunting of wild animals directly infringes on the state’s ownership of wildlife resources and damages the natural ecological balance. Moreover, there are unpredictable environmental and health risks in hunting and eating wild animals, which may lead to the spread of epidemic diseases and the occurrence of public health emergencies, and bring great risks to people’s lives and health.

Red Star News reporter Gu aigang

original title: seven people in Leshan were sentenced and compensated with more than 150000 yuan