The general public was reminded by ICA not to bring in wildlife improperly, buy animals, or keep it as a pet.
As it evades security and hygiene controls, illegal trade in wildlife poses serious health risks, threatens biodiversity, and disrupts communities all over the world, according to ICA.
It continued,” The subpar circumstances and methods by which species are smuggled may also cause them needless suffering and even death.”
In order to prevent the spread of wild diseases into Singapore, protect animal health and welfare, and combat the illegal wildlife trade, NParks collaborates closely with border control organizations like ICA on preventative measures like tight import controls.
In accordance with the Wildlife Act, criminals caught importing any animals without the Director-General’s consent was receive fines of up to S$ 10,000, jail time for a maximum of 12 months, or both.