Wild animal meat sold in Gir peripheral villages
Divya Bhaskar (Briefly translated from Gujarati)
Recently four poachers were caught with remains of Chinkara in Jasadhar area. Once again wildlife lovers are shocked after this incidence and feel that enough is not being done by the forest department. It is also believed that few forest staff may be involved in the racket.
People of these villages believe that poachers regularly kill Rabbits, Tetar (bird) and other wild animals for meat. Mostly two communities are involved in these activities. They say that when meat is being sold freely, how can forest department be unaware?