Display seized animal parts to highlight illegal wildlife trade

Elephant ivory seized from a shipment on July 21, 2019.
Elephant ivory seized from a shipment on July 21, 2019.ST PHOTOS: JASON QUAH

Will the authorities destroy the ivory and pangolin scales seized from a shipment on July 21 (Record 8.8 tonnes of ivory worth $17.6m seized, July 24)?

I suggest putting the items on display in a public place as a reminder of the cruelty of poachers, illegal wildlife dealers and buyers.

Let visitors see, feel, touch and photograph the animal remains. Don't let these animals die in vain.

Educate the public and schoolchildren on the tragedy of the illegal wildlife trade.

Chia Shee Yap

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 01, 2019, with the headline 'Display seized animal parts to highlight illegal wildlife trade'. Print Edition | Subscribe