Judges in Iran have recently started giving hunters interestingly unconventional sentences over illegal hunts.
Head of the Environment Department of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province in southwestern Iran, Asadollah Hashemi, says “a violator of the region’s hunting law has been sentenced to transcribe the hunting laws twice as his penalty for an illegal hunt.”
The man had hunted two partridges with a pellet gun in a protected area in Khaeez region, according to a Farsi report by Aftab News.
The hunter was arrested about one month ago by the region’s park rangers with a pellet gun and two hunted partridges.
“The gun has been confiscated. Meanwhile, the illegal hunter was put on trial very soon and the court verdict was issued in less than two months,” he said.
Introduction of interesting penalties for illegal hunting is not unprecedented in Iran. About one month ago, a hunter was arrested in the southeastern province of Kerman for carrying an illegal gun and hunting two turtle doves.
A local court sentenced him to three months in jail. But he was also obliged to create two social media accounts in Instagram and Telegram and acquire at least 2,000 followers in each of the platforms.