26 Sep '11, 2am

7 porcupines in Malaysia saved from the cooking pot: Seven porcupines destined for the cooking pot were rescued

7 porcupines in Malaysia saved from the cooking pot: Seven porcupines destined for the cooking pot were rescued

Seven porcupines destined for the cooking pot were rescued from a farm at Padang Terap here. -- ST PHOTO: FONG CHEE WAI ALOR SETAR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Seven porcupines destined for the cooking pot were rescued from a farm at Padang Terap here. A team from the Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) from the Federal Territory and Kedah raided the farm and detained two men in their 30s. Federal Territory Perhilitan officer Celescoriano Razond, who led the raid, said the two men tried to flee when the team raided the farm at about 9.15am on Sunday. He said the protected animals were believed to be heading to restaurants selling exotic dishes. 'We believe the animals had been kept in the farm during the past six months,' he said. Mr Razond said initial investigations showed that the porcupines were caught by illegal hunters in the state.

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