Dentist accused of illegally hunting jaguar

Dentist accused of illegally killing 1,000 jaguars

A dentist is among a group of seven poachers arrested for illegally hunting protected jaguars in Brazil. As reported by the Mirror U.K., the death toll of these beautiful cats is estimated at 1,000. The gang of poachers is believed to have killed thousands of endangered animals, including jaguars, capybaras, peccaries, deer and others .

A press release indicates that the oldest member of the illegal hunting gang is the dentist Temístocles Barbosa Freire, who has hunted wild animals illegally at least since 1987.

In addition to Temístocles, they also became defendants in the criminal action Gilson Dória de Lucena Júnior (doctor), Sinézio Adriano de Oliveira Júnior (servant of the Judiciary), Gilvan Souza Nunes (farmer), Gisleno José Oliveira de Araújo Sá (penitentiary), Manoel Alves de Oliveira (electrician) and Sebastião Júnior de Oliveira Costa.

Those arrested may face prison and or fines for their crimes.

(Screenshots via the Mirror UK)

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