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Detective Rihanna Solved an International Crime

rihanna slow loris

I mean, not purposely or anything, but that’s okay. Rihanna‘s been in Thailand for the past few days, Instagramming her every move, as you do. One of those pictures happened to be her posing with a slow loris, a cute ass animal that also happens to be on the endangered species list. Because of her picture, Thai authorities on Phuket went out to investigate and ended up arresting two dudes in possession of slow lorises, as they were involved with the exotic animal trade. Sweet!

From The AP:

“Phuket authorities were alerted to the picture (of Rihanna), and last night police arrested the two individuals who brought out the loris as a photo opportunity for tourists,” a Phuket district chief, Weera Kerdsirimongkon, said by telephone Sunday.

Police confiscated two lorises from the pair — a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy — who could face charges of possession of protected animals. The charge carries a penalty of up to four years in prison and a 40,000 baht ($1,300) fine.

Weera said authorities have tried for years to crack down on the problem of vendors exploiting wildlife, particularly in popular tourist areas where people pay to pose for pictures with elephants, orangutans and other animals.

“It’s like a cat-and-mouse game. But this time it’s bigger because a celebrity like Rihanna posted the picture, and there were more than 200,000 ‘likes’ from around the world,” he said.

Nice! Obviously Rihanna was just being her ~wild and crazy self~ by posting the pics, but still! Detective Rihanna is on the case!

4 CommentsLeave a comment

  • Hardly detective Rihanna. She ignorantly posts a picture with an endangered animal, setting a crappy example for everyone (as always), and it’s only because of her fame someone decent saw it and reported it. She had nothing to do with turning the men in, she did the opposite: she fueled the trade.

  • RayRay, do you know all the animals in the endangered species list ?

    I think everyone could be in the same situation. Too many people ignores this, so everyone fueled the trade. Rihanna probably posted this pic ignorantly.

    You should be satisfied for saving the 2 lorises, but visibly not because of Rihanna…

    You seem like a little embittered or you’re a phuckin hater, I dunno.

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