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Who killed the elephants in Sabah?

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This bad news is an international news, many Western newspapers like BBC, WSJ, etc. published the news.

The main suspects are the plantation owners next to the forest reserve. The local residents will not poison the elephants even occasionally the animals intruded into their kampung for food.

The poisoning traps in such scale not the job of any lone ranger, it must be done by the plantation companies located at nearby the forest.

The wildlife protection law should be amended to confiscate the land if the landlord or his/her worker or hired person is found guilty for killing total protected animals like Pygmy elephants.

Elephant death toll now 14; culprits face jail

by Jenne Lajiun. Posted on February 1, 2013, Friday

KOTA KINABALU: Another Borneo Pygmy elephant carcass has been found at Gunung Rara Forest Reserve, two days ago.

This brings the total number of dead elephants to 14, Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun told reporters after launching a Japanese Food Fair at 1Borneo near here yesterday.

He said the elephant was believed to have died some two weeks ago, gauging from the condition of its body.

“This is sad […]