By WAN –
July 16, 2018
Photo from EPA
An angry mob of Indonesian villagers massacred close to 300 crocodiles over the weekend.
The tragic event occurred on Saturday following the funeral of a 48-year-old man who was killed by a crocodile after entering an area around a breeding pond. He was reportedly most likely looking for grass to feed his livestock.
According to authorities, the farm received a license in 2013 to breed protected saltwater and New Guinea crocodiles for preservation, as well as to harvest some of the animals.
Heart-wrenching images have emerged of the 292 battered and bloodied crocodile carcasses, including “palm-sized” babies, that were stacked upon one another in a pile in the Sorong district of the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua.
“One of the crocodile farm employees heard someone screaming for help and ran to the scene where they saw a person being mauled by a crocodile,” said Basar Manullang, head of Indonesia’s Natural Resources Conservation Agency in West Papua, according to multiple media outlets including ChannelNewsAsia.
Police and conservation officials responded to the scene but were unable to stop the mass slaughter because they were outnumbered by the mob.
Authorities are now questioning witnesses to determine if criminal charges will be filed against those responsible for the grisly attack on the crocodiles.
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target: Gov. Rick Scott and FL Legislature
67,705 SUPPORTERS – 70,000 GOAL
After studies showed that certain chemicals in commonly used sunscreens were destroying coral reefs, Hawaiian lawmakers took action. They voted to ban any and all sunscreen containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, the two chemicals wreaking havoc on the health of the world’s reefs.
Hawaii is an island paradise that attracts millions of tourists a year. Many of them go for the chance to scuba and snorkel in their pristine waters and view the spectacular coral that lies just below the surface. Politicians knew that coral was a big tourist draw, and they wanted to move fast to protect it.
On the mainland, another state is equally famous for being a beach paradise. Florida is home to the Florida Reef. It is the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States and is the third largest in the world. Unfortunately, the states still haven’t taken action to protect this amazing resource from the toxic chemicals used to make our sunscreens.
By ignoring the facts, they are putting a bullseye on one of their most important tourist draws and slowly, over time the huge Florida Reef could sicken and die.
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