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Article accused of killing Pavlik the tiger in Amur Region has been toughened up
The criminal case on the murder of Pavlik the tiger has been sent to court. Suspected residents of the village of Novostepanovka, 24 and 25 years old, will be tried under two articles of the criminal code at once.
According to the press service of the Prosecutor's Office of the Amur Region, the men are accused of illegal hunting for animals, which are completely prohibited from hunting, as well as illegal hunting of the Red Data Book animal by prior conspiracy.
According to the investigation, the attackers committed the crime on September 8, 2020. They gathered together to hunt, while at first they hoped to get a roe deer, for which hunting is completely prohibited.
Illuminating the area with a homemade headlight, one of the intruders saw an Amur tiger. Another shot at this time, wounding the animal. The villagers then went home, but the next day they went to look for the wounded animal. When they found him, they finished off the animal.
The prosecution emphasizes that they committed the crime by prior conspiracy and being aware of the illegal nature of their actions. The damage to the state amounted to 2,3 million rubles. Taking into account the public outcry, the criminal case was transferred for investigation from the police to the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia in the Amur Region. It was sent to the Svobodnensky City Court. The maximum sentence on the charges brought against him could be eight years in prison.
Pavlik in May 2019 released into natural habitat employees of the Amur Tiger Center.