Pastor in Court for Illegal Trading and Sale of Protected Animal Species


بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ,

In my home country of Trinidad and Tobago, there is a lot of treachery among the Christian preaching class. Today’s report brings such treachery to a new low. A Pastor has been arrested for the illegal detention, sale and trade of protected animals:

“A PASTOR yesterday admitted to the court that he was in possession of protected animals at his pet store. Desmond Ramlogan was chastised by the magistrate, who said he should set a better example.

Yesterday, a cage containing four morocoys and three cages, each occupied by two monkeys, were taken into the Third Court. Defence attorney Sunil Seecharan said his client was the father of two teenagers and this was his first offence. He said Ramlogan was the pastor at Redeeming Life Ministries. He asked for leniency for his client.

Prince (the judge) said for financial gain, people have been capturing and selling such animals. “The court cannot condone that. Four morocoys on top of each other…they are not supposed to be living like this. We have to be humane to animals just as we have to be humane to our own species, human beings,” he said. The magistrate said the maximum sentence was $1,000 or three months in prison.

For the possession of the morocoys, Prince fined him $500. In default, he will serve three months in prison. Ramlogan was also ordered to pay $700 for possession of the monkey or will also serve a three-month prison term. The money had to be paid immediately.”

You can read the full news article here.

wa Allaahu ‘Alam.

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