2 fined $2,500 for feeding wild boars at Pasir Ris

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Wild boars in Singapore. Yahoo file photo.
Wild boars in Singapore. Yahoo News Singapore file photo.

SINGAPORE — Two individuals were fined $2,500 on Wednesday (31 March) for feeding wild boars at Pasir Ris Industrial Park on separate occasions. 

Muhammad Firoz Mohd Amin, 41, and Serene Pan Shiying, 32, each pleaded guilty to intentionally feeding wildlife without the written approval of the Director-General of Wildlife Management, which is a contravention of the Wildlife Act.

National Parks Board prosecutor Packer Mohamed told the court that Firoz had been at Pasir Ris Coast Industrial Park 6 on 7 December last year feeding pieces of bread to wild boars. He was caught throwing pieces of bread towards the animals, even though there were at least three signs reminding the public not to feed wildlife. 

As for Pan, on 18 December last year, she was in the same area feeding wild boars pieces of bread. She threw the bread at the animals some two metres away from signs stating such acts are prohibited. 

Packer sought a fine of $2,500 for each of the accused, similar to previous cases. In mitigation, Firoz asked to pay his fine in instalments, while Pan had nothing to say. 

For feeding wildlife without approval, each could have been fined up to $5,000 on a first offence. 

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