Malaysia’s postal service has issued strong words of warning to the person responsible for mailing a live python via mail parcel, calling the act “cruel.”
A Pos Malaysia Bhd spokesperson told New Straits Times that sending such a dangerous creature through Poslaju in not only an act of animal abuse, but also put staff and operations at risk.
Photos of the parcel began to circulate over social media, with a giant snake slithering from a package labeled “football boots,” and addressed to a hostel block at Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang.
The package was intercepted by an employee at the Bayan Lepas post office, who noticed that it was moving. The sender address indicated that the parcel originated in Gopeng, Perak.
“We would like to stress that the act of sending animals, including insects, eggs, larva, birds and tusks are strictly prohibited,” adding that senders could be taken to court.
“As a reminder to our customers, we will reject or confiscate the packages,” the spokesperson concluded, in a rather measured statement.
Confused whether that tapir you want to send through the mail is legal or not? Firstly, well – of course it isn’t, but you can always ask at your local post office whether the goods you are sending are permissible via mail, or not.
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