Absurd News Item

For those of you who recall the Taiping Four gorilla smuggling case involving Malaysia’s Taiping Zoo, or the history of prominent zoo owners in Malaysia and wildlife trafficking, here is perhaps the most absurd news of the day.   

On a positive note, Malaysia’s Wildlife Department has begun publicizing Special Permit decisions, ie, decisions to allow individuals or organizations to possess critically endangered species.  Lulus=Approved; Tidak Lulus=Not Approved.  Unfortunately, the list does not name the species approved/denied or the quantity…which brings us back to the title of this post…

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