Rihanna's Photo With A Loris Causes Arrests
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.23.2013
It's illegal to let people take photos with them...
TMZ reports that when Rihanna posed with a loris in Phuket, Thailand, she was actually breaking the law and now two people have been arrested as a result.
The animal is endangered and indigenous to Southeast Asia. There is a law that says you cannot charge tourists money to take photos with endangered primates. When Rihanna posted the photo to her Instagram, people in the country began to complain. This resulted in the arrests of two young men (age 16 and 20).
In addition to the legal issues, the loris is actually a potentially lethal animal. If the animal is made upset it secretes toxin from its elbow, which it puts into its mouth. If this toxin touches humans they can go into anaphylactic shock.