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Netizen Cooks, Eats Turtle Eggs & Post It On Facebook

A certain netizen cooked and ate turtle eggs then posted it on Facebook, which is considered as a violation of the law.

Nowadays, most people love to post their every action on social media, which is one of the powerful communication tools.

The social media users usually post their status online to let the public know what they are doing at the moment.

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However, some netizens were caught from their illegal activities or anomalous act with the help of social media.

Recently, the Facebook page “Pinoy Naturalist” has shared the screenshot of a netizen named Mec Rillera who posted the photos of turtle eggs that they have cooked.

Mec Rillera has posted the photos of numerous turtle eggs they have cooked and ate, which is considered as turtle egg poaching.

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The social media page explained that all sea turtles and their eggs are protected by the law, poaching turtle eggs is considered as a violation of the RA 9147 Chapter V.

Here are the fines and penalties:

“SECTION 28. Penalties for Violations of this Act. — For any person who undertakes illegal acts under paragraph (a) of the immediately preceding section to any species as may be categorized pursuant to this Act, the following penalties and/or fines shall be imposed:

(a) imprisonment of a minimum of six (6) years and one (1) day to twelve (12) years and/or a fine of One hundred thousand pesos (100,000.00) to One million pesos (1,000,000.00), if inflicted or undertaken against species listed as critical;

(b) imprisonment of four (4) years and one (1) day to six (6) years and/or a fine of Fifty thousand pesos (P50,000.00) to Five hundred thousand pesos (P500,000.00), if inflicted or undertaken against endangered species;

(c) imprisonment of two (2) years and one (1) day to four (4) years and/or a fine of Thirty thousand pesos (P30,000.00) to Three hundred thousand pesos (P300,000.00), if inflicted or undertaken against vulnerable species; ADEHTS

(d) imprisonment of one (1) year and one (1) day to two (2) years and/or a fine of Twenty thousand pesos (P20,000.00) to Two hundred thousand pesos (P200,000.00), if inflicted or undertaken against other threatened species; and

(e) imprisonment of six (6) months and one (1) day to one (1) year and/or a fine of Ten thousand pesos (P10,000.00) to One hundred thousand pesos (P100,000.00), if inflicted or undertaken against other wildlife species.”

The social media users have also expressed their reactions on the photos:

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