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"Law of the Jungle" Apologized for Catching Endangered Giant Clams

By Mirachelle Joya | August 02, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

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The scene was aired on June 29 in "Law of the Jungle in Lost Island". The cast went to the Ko Muk Island located at the southern part of Thailand.

The actress Lee Yul Eum was caught in the camera catching giant clams which they all cooked and consumed together. Many violent reactions and requests that the show must be investigated prompted when the video went viral on social media. 

According to media outlets like the Bangkok Post and Channel News Asia, a request to local police for an investigation to "Law of the Jungle" came from Hat Chao Mai National Park Department. In Thailand, Giant clams belong in the endangered species since 1992. A fine of 40,000 Thai Baht (approximately $1,300) or a jail sentence up to 4 years are the punishments served for harvesting Giant clams in Thailand. 

The Tourist Department of Thailand and the Department of National Parks Wildlife and Plant Conservation permitted the cast of "Law of the Jungle" to film in the area. According to a source at Hat Chao Mai National Park, they had difficulty in monitoring the team because the officials were not informed whenever the cast was filming in different park areas. 

"They were fully aware of the laws and regulations. We have already been in touch with coordinating firms to inform them of their wrongdoing and further legal action", said the source.

"Law of the Jungle" responded by deleting all the videos in their official website that showed the catching and cooking of giant clams. An official apology from the show stated, "We sincerely apologize for failing to become fully informed of the local regulations regarding giant clams in Thailand. And we will be more aware of our actions in the future."

We are all blessed with beautiful marine life. We need to protect them and preserve these sea creatures. Endangered species mean that they will soon face extinction and the next generation might not see them in the future.

Humans should be the caretaker and not the destroyer. The ecosystem becomes imbalance if a species becomes endangered. A loss of one species can trigger the loss of another.

We need to let them live in peace under the ocean floor. Do not hunt and eat endangered species because it is illegal. Let us protect this endangered marine life before it is too late.


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