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Officer Caught Killing Endangered Animals With Police Pistol

Officer Caught Killing Endangered Animals With Police Pistol

A Mexican policeman who went hunting wildlife instead of criminals and shot endangered animals dead with his police issue pistol has been forced to resign after pictures of him in uniform with the dead animals were posted online.

The officer Wilfer Geovany Contreras Rosado, 38, had reportedly boasted to friends about many of the rare and endangered animals that he had managed to shoot in the Mexican southern state of Campeche. But he was forced to step down after photos taken by a fellow police officer of some of the animals he bagged were posted on Facebook.

Police chiefs claim that the fact the man has resigned and no longer works as a police officer means that the matter is dealt with. However critics including environmental activists say that the police force has to take responsibility for the fact that he used his police weapon and ammunition to kill the animals.

The pictures were later deleted but those that had been saved and reposted included a snap of a white-tailed deer, another of a crocodile and also a falcon - all of which are not allowed to be shot.

The Mexican Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) has confirmed that an investigation is undergoing on charges of violating the Federal Law on Environmental Protection based on the pictures that were posted online.

The deputy director of the state police in the area where the officer worked, Victor Perez Aguilar, said that the fact the man had resigned meant that for them the matter was over but the investigation by Profepa was set to continue.

Aguilar added: "He resigned voluntary from the police force, but this does not mean the officer does not escape responsibility and he will have to face the consequences of the investigation by the environmental protection office."

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