Tuesday, 20 April 2010

REPORTING DUBIOUS RESTAURANTS IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

The next time you find yourself in a restaurant/shack in some shanty town like USJ or Kluang or wherever that you suspect serves wild meat, remember to practice these 4 simple steps:

STEP 1

Ask what’s on the menu. In order not to arouse suspicion, don’t let them think that you don’t approve of wild meat (even though YOU DON’T!)


Customer: What meat you have?

STEP2:

If the waiter says something like, deer or wild boar, continue pressing. Ask for specific stuff.


Waiter: Well, we have deer, wild boar..
Customer: Tortoise? Bear paws? Pangolin?

Bears and pangolins are Totally Protected Species that cannot be hunted or sold (See the Protection of Wild Life Act 1972). If any of these species are served in the restaurant, something is certainly fishy around here!


STEP 3:

Make a quick getaway. For your own safety, it is vital that you do not arouse suspicion. Pretend you have an emergency, like your boyfriend called and is in accident or something.


Customer: Boyfriend calling! Yay!

STEP4

Once you are a safe distance away from the dodgy eatery (preferably already in your car or on your bike 5km down the road), call/sms the wildlife crime hotline. Provide the following information:

  • Nature of the incident (poaching, smuggling, dodgy eatery)
  • Location (Name of shop, address, brief direction, landmarks)
  • Date and time
  • Your name (optional)
  • Images or video footage that may assist the investigation

Customer: Hello, I'd like to report a wildlife crime please!


CREDITS:
Original screenplay: Dylan
Photography: Randolph
Actor1: Ms Fong as herself
Actor2: Dude from restaurant down the road as the "dodgy" waiter
Extra: Boone

DISCLAIMER:
The restaurant down the road doesn't actually sell wild meat, and the waiters here are not dodgy in any way. Please don't ban us from eating here. It's not like we're spoilt for choice of places to eat near the office.


If the information you provide leads to a successful arrest and prosecution, you may receive a cash reward

...(although doing the right thing is its own reward)




What is the Wildlife Crime Hotline?

  • The Wildlife Crime Hotline is a 24-hour hotline to allow members of the public to easily report wildlife crimes, especially those which relate to tigers. Once a call or SMS is received, each report is instantly channeled to the Department of Wildlife for action! The need for a 24 hour hotline is clear: poachers and smugglers don’t just work between 9-5!
  • The Department of Wildlife has Wildlife Crime Units throughout the country, but they can’t be everywhere at once. The Wildlife Crime Hotline means there are more eyes and ears paying attention and able to provide timely information so that action can be taken against those who threaten our wildlife and break the law.
  • We can’t afford to lose even one Malayan tiger – there are only 500 left in the wild. This is a great opportunity to help the authorities to catch the bad guys … and you can say you were part of the efforts to save the tiger
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12 comments:

wilykat said...

Such a cute post!

Sathya said...

Very creative post!
The restaurant looks very familiar..the girl also looks familiar!

Monyet King said...

Brilliant

Lightsaber said...

Excellent and memorable...sends out a clear message :)

HL said...

Is that why the bak kut teh shop closed/moved? :P

GJK said...

Well done guys...luv it!!

Loretta Ann Shepherd said...

This is GREAT! Will publicise this far and wide... love the story board!

d'enricher said...

Your site is no 57 on my journey throughout the Tiger Blogfest 2010.

If most people can really do this, there sure will be hope for the tigers.

Nice sketch, and yes creative.

All the best.

♥Ju Yi♥ said...

yea, will definitely report!

j. jambul said...

LOL
Encore, encore!

Chai said...

nice one ~ !

The Yum List said...

Hey thanks for dropping by my blog. Great to find one with environmental awareness! Shall be stopping by again. :-)