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Crocodiles, Tigers And Piranhas May Be Used To Guard Prisoners In Indonesia

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(PCM) What initially began as a joke may indeed to turn to reality as Indonesia’s anti-drug czar claims that the country would like to incorporate the use of crocodiles, tigers and piranhas to guard their inmates on death row to prevent escapes.

Budi Waseso, the National Narcotics Agency chief, says that he has already obtained two crocodiles from a farm to study their aggression and power and would like to see 1,000 of them put into place to prevent convicts from making an escape from prison.

He goes on to say that the number of crocodiles put in place would depend upon how large the area is and that perhaps they could incorporate piranha’s into the plan as well. There is also some thought of using tigers as it would be a way to assist with the conservation of these animals as well.

Waseso says that prison personnel numbers are shrinking, so adding in the animals to assist the guards would be quite an economical idea. In speaking with TVOne channel, Waseso chastised critics who said his plans to use animals as prison guards was against the human rights of convicts.

“We have to look at the whole problem,” he said. “These people are murderers – mass murderers. Shouldn’t we also look at the human rights of their victims?”

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