Former governor Chavit Singson and his daughter under fire for photos showing them shooting ducks
This is going to get ugly.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer's Vincent Cabreza reports that former Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis "Chavit" Singson and his daughter Richelle Louisse Singson-Michael have been slammed by a wildlife protection group after pictures posted on Instagram showed them shooting what may be an endangered species of wild ducks.
According to the report, photos posted on Michael's Instagram account last October showed her and her father "holding dead ducks in two of four photographs [while] another photograph shows at least 10 dead ducks lined up in front of Michael and an unidentified companion." Yet another photo shows Michael aiming a rifle. The photos have been removed from the account on November 4.
Gina Mapua, president of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP), "said she believed the Singsons were shooting endangered species" and insisted that hunting is illegal in the country. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, meanwhile, said the former governor "had not been sanctioned for violating any wildlife law so far."
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