16th May 2014;
PUB, the National Water Agency, and the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) thank Dr Edmund Lam for his letter (“Croc’s death, disposal raise questions”; Sunday).
On April 18, the PUB was informed of a dead Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) at Kranji Reservoir. The authorised crocodile handler found a metal rod had pierced its eye, and a large fishing hook was lodged in its mouth.
The PUB has been investigating this as a case of poaching but has yet to be able to identify the culprits.
We remind the public that it is dangerous and illegal to hunt crocodiles and other wild animals. The poaching of wild animals carries a maximum penalty of a $1,000 fine and forfeiture of the animal. Members of the public should call the AVA’s hotline on 1800-476-1600 to report any suspected poaching activities.
Tan Nguan Sen
Director, Catchment & Waterways Department
PUB, the National Water Agency
Yap Him Hoo (Dr)
Group Director, Quarantine and Inspection Group
Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority
Source: The Straits Times