A Saudi Man Was Sentenced To 10 Years In Jail For Illegally Keeping 3 Lions In A Resort

Hera Shabbir

A Saudi man has been arrested for illegally keeping three lions at his private resort in Riyadh

The National Center for Wildlife and Special Forces for Environmental Security cooperated to investigate a tip given about the lions being kept in the resort. This act is punishable by law, as it is a violation to keep exotic animals as pets in the Kingdom.

The man was also slapped with a hefty fine of $8 MILLION (30,011,112 SAR)

The team gathered to capture the cats and safely anaesthetize them to transport them in cages.


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