` Indonesian Islamic Clerics issue `Fatwa ‘ against illegal hunting and trade in endangered animals’

#AceWorldNews says that Indonesia’s Islamic clerics have issued a religious fatwa against the illegal hunting and trade in endangered animals in the country.

The fatwa by the Indonesian Ulema Council declares such activities “unethical, immoral and sinful,” council official Asrorun Ni’am Sholeh told AFP.

All activities resulting in wildlife extinction “without justifiable religious grounds or legal provisions” are forbidden, said Sholeh, secretary of the council’s commission on fatwas.

The government does not typically react to fatwas by implementing specific policy changes.

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