The National Environment and Planning Agency, NEPA, says it is aware of a series of videos and photographs depicting the killing of a crocodile on a fishing beach. The Agency has commenced its investigation and coordination with its partner agencies to find the perpetrators of this gruesome act.
Ricardo Miller, Fauna Coordinator says the agency is deeply disturbed by this cruel and unprovoked attack on this protected animal and are appealing to the public to assist in identifying and prosecuting the men seen in this video.
Crocodiles are one of Jamaica’s many endangered animal species and are protected under law. It is an offence under the Wild Life Protection Act to possess, hunt, kill capture or willfully molest the crocodile. Individuals found guilty of the offence may be charged a maximum fine of $100,000 or face one year imprisonment.