31 May '17, 2pm

Woman fined S$6,900 for keeping exotic wildlife

SINGAPORE: A 32-year-old woman was fined S$6,900 on Wednesday (May 31) for keeping exotic wildlife, including an endangered veiled chameleon. Tai Qi Hui's home was raided by officers from the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) last July, and they found a total of 17 illegal wildlife specimens, comprising 14 exotic lizards, a snake, an ornate horned frog and an endangered veiled chameleon. AVA officers had acted on a tip-off, after receiving information that the woman was allegedly selling illegal wildlife online. The central bearded dragon, a lizard species that was kept by Tai Qi Hui at her home. (Photo: AVA) Keeping wild animals such as exotic amphibians, snakes and lizards is not allowed in Singapore. Advertisement Advertisement “Wild animals are not suitable pets as some may transmit zoonotic diseases to humans and can be a public safety risk if mishandled, or if...

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