Poachers have sought to mock the Saudi Wildlife Authority (SWA) by painting slogans deriding the authority with the blood of illegally slain deer, rabbits, ibex and other rare animals on their vehicles.
One such slogan proclaimed the killings were to be done out of “love for the SWA,” according to Al-Jazirah newspaper.
The poachers took multiple pictures of their vehicles with the slaughtered animals lying across their hoods and posted them on social media networks, sparking a debate on the effectiveness of SWA patrols in stopping these illegal acts.
The SWA uses advanced equipment to document the whereabouts of endangered species and has in the past strongly condemned these criminal acts. It has released a list of animals that cannot be hunted. Poaching is an environmentally irresponsible, illegal and un-Islamic act, it said.