Couple Profits On YouTube via Skinning & Eating Endangered Animals
A YouTube account has come under considerable scrutiny for its barbaric videos of skinned and cooked exotic animals.
Unbeknownst to the vlogger couple, several of the animals they’re throwing on the BBQ were endangered species.
Ah Lin Tuch and husband Phoun Raty, residents of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, hunt animals that are significantly rare in the western world.
In the footage, Lin can be seen eating endangered species of birds, some frogs, a gigantic lizard, a protected fishing cat, a few stingrays, king cobra, and even a shark.
Instead of merely showing them off, the couple cooks the animals.
The pair were eventually reported to authorities thanks to the campaigning of critics.
As Metro reports, the head of the Environment Ministry’s General Directorate for Administration of Nature Conservation and Protection, Chea Sam Arng, commented on the incident, said:
Ah Lin said:
Environment officials are currently investigating whether the animals were killed in the wild or sold at illegal stalls.
Ah Lin’s husband, Phoun, claimed they intended to earn a living from their social media channel that had been bagging them $500 for Google-sponsored advertising.
Social media users were divided about the touchy subject. One wrote:
A third remarked: