Stop wildlife roadkills now


KUANTAN, 4 Julai -- Orang ramai mengerumuni seekor tapir yang ditemui mati di tepi jalan di KM 10 Jalan Kuantan-Pekan di sini, hari ini.Haiwan yang semakin pupus itu dipercayai mati akibat dilanggar kenderaan berat yang melalui kawasan itu.--fotoBERNAMA HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA Local Caption Sad ending: A dead tapir was found along 10thkilometre stretch of the Kuantan-Pekan road inKuantan yesterday. The protected species isbelieved to have been hit by a heavy vehicle.

HOW many more roadkills of our already endangered animals must there be before this long-outstanding matter is addressed? Saddened as we were over the last tapir roadkill in the news, another one was reported on Dec 22 along the Jalan Seremban-Kuala Pilah road.

Then on Dec 24 in Terengganu, a sun bear was killed in an incident involving a motorcycle along the East Coast Expressway (LPT2) while over in Kuching, an adult male sun bear was slaughtered and openly sold in a local market.

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