It became known that the crowd of villagers, wanting to avenge the killing of a crocodile man, destroyed almost 300 species, inhabiting the reserve in the West Papua province of Indonesia.
As informs “bi-Bi-si”, the municipal authorities and the police claim that they failed to stop the attack on the animal, and going to press charges against the attackers. It is noted that the murder of animals under protection is a crime in Indonesia punishable by a fine or imprisonment.
It is known that on the morning of 13 July a local resident was killed while collecting vegetables in a crocodile farm near the reserve. One of the farm workers witnessed the attack. After the funeral, hundreds of angry residents, armed with knives, shovels and hammers, first attacked the office of the farm, and then destroyed all who lived in the reserve for reptiles.