The penalties for illegal hunting of any other “specially protected game” (which includes zebra, giraffe, klipspringer, impala and hippo) have been increased from a maximum fine of N$20 000 to a maximum fine of N$10 million, with the maximum potential imprisonment being raised from 5 years to 10 years.
What was the punishment for poaching?
A key part of the Act of 1671 is included in these documents. In 1723 the “Black Act” made poaching with a blackened face a capital offence (those caught could be hanged). Possessing poaching equipment could mean a year in prison or transportation (see Gallery Punishment before 1450).
What is the law on poaching?
Poaching Law and Legal Definition. Poaching is illegal hunting, killing, capturing or taking of wildlife violating local or international wildlife conservation laws. For example, harvests made without complying with the regulations for legal harvest result in the illegal taking of wildlife and come under poaching.
What happens if you get caught poaching deer?
Law-abiding hunters view poachers as villains who ruin the good name of legal hunting. Currently, poaching laws vary by state. A third offense gets you a felony conviction, with up to a $10,000 fine, one to five years in prison and a lifetime hunting license revocation [source: Pennsylvania Game Commission].
Should poaching be illegal?
We believe that animals can’t be exploited and threatened, they must be protected and they have the right to live free in their natural habitats. Poaching is a threat not only for elephants and other animals, but for the whole global community. To tackle poaching is essential to give a strong international response.