Sun bears trapped and killed, then made into rendang curry

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 05 Apr 2018

A suspect shows the remains of a sun bear in the village of Kerta Tunas Jaya in Riau province on April 3, 2018 after being caught by authorities. A group of Indonesians has been arrested after a video emerged of them skinning and cooking sun bears that they had slaughtered, police said on April 3. / AFP PHOTO / WAHYUDI.

PETALING JAYA: Four residents in Riau, Indonesia,  are facing the threat of jail-time after admitting to catching and killing three sun bears before cooking them into rendang.

According to a BBC Indonesia report, the four men with the initials CS, GS, E and ZDS had caught the sun bears (Helarctos malayanus) with the use of traps.

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