Thursday, 24 Jan 2019

A Vietnamese couple skinning endangered animals before eating them to earned money on YouTube


Ah Lin TuchAh Lin Tuch -  Being a YouTuber, it's means you must have good attitude, because many people will seen your video in YouTube. But, a woman and husband from Vietnamese has been arrested after she filmed herself skinning, cooking and eating endangered animals.


The woman named  Ah Lin Tuch did that strange act,  so she could earn money on YouTube.  Dressed in hot pants and crop tops, Ah Lin Tuch ate an endangered fishing cat, a large lizard, several protected species of birds,  a king cobra, a shark and frogs.


However, many viewers reported her when they realised that many of the animals she was eating near her home in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, were actually protected species.  And, she and her husband Phoun Raty were tracked down by the country’s Ministry of Environment and they have publicly apologised for destroying wildlife.


Chea Sam Arng, head of the Environment Ministry’s General Directorate for Administration of Nature Conservation and Protection, said "We are now in the process of taking legal action against them. The animals that were cooked were mostly not on the endangered list, but are protected. Only one species was in danger of extinction."


Chea Sam Arng said the government was now investigating the couple and the sources of the wildlife they were seen cooking. The couple claimed that they bought the wildlife ‘from a local market’ then cooked it. Environment officials are now investigating whether the animals were killed in the wild or bought from illegal stalls while they prepare the prosecution. 


Ah Lin said, "I don’t even know what kind of animals or birds we used or their impact on wildlife conservation. I bought the wildlife at Preak Phnov and we started filming our videos since December. Now I have already admitted my mistake."


Ah Lin’s husband, Phoun, said they had intended to earn a living from the social media channel which had so far earned them USD 500 for Google sponsored adverts being shown on the clips. 


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