BANGKOK — A South Korean actress has been charged in Thailand with catching endangered massive clams whereas participating in a reality TV show and can resist 4 years in jail if found responsibly, an official talked about Friday.
Actress Lee Yeol-eum cheered as she caught the three massive shellfish in a Thai nationwide marine park in March on the survival TV show “The Law of the Jungle.” Participants throughout the show then ate the clams in an episode that aired on June 30.
Narong Kongeiad, chief of Hat Chao Mai National Park, talked about he filed police prices in opposition to Lee on Wednesday for violating wildlife authorized pointers by wanting the big clams. The price carries a most penalty of 4 years in jail and a bonus of as a lot as 40,000 baht ($1,300).
“The one who must be responsible is the actress who caught the shellfish because she directly violated the law,” he talked about. “Others who were involved with the incident could also be charged as well.”
“The Law of the Jungle” has aired since 2011 and places South Korean celebrities in groups which are perhaps despatched out to examine their survival talents in distant areas.
Seoul Broadcasting System, the show’s producer, issued an announcement Friday saying it “deeply apologizes” for filming the episode with no thorough understanding of native legal guidelines and talked about it might be additional cautious in the end.
However, Narong talked about the producers had been educated of the legal guidelines.
“Sea resources in Hat Chao Mai cannot be caught, hunted or cooked and the cast and crew were fully aware of that because the park firmly informed them of the park’s restrictions before they began filming,” Narong talked about.
The incident has triggered an offended response amongst internet clients, notably amongst South Koreans, who’ve known as for the show to be canceled.
The marine park is throughout the southern Thai province of Trang, 420 miles (670 kilometers) south of Bangkok.