A number everyone needs to carry in VietnamPosted: August 20, 2012
You may remember this post about visiting a new restaurant here in Hanoi only to find endangered species on the menu.
Anyway, I did the right thing and contacted ENV and reported it. Over the weekend I received the following:
Thank you so much for your report about the advertisement of wildlife products on the menu of the XXXX (my Xs). Our staff had a discussion with the manager of the bar about their violation and the manager agreed that they would not advertise and serve wildlife anymore. On July 31, our monitoring team went to check this pace and confirm that they did not find any violation. Again, thank you for your help in saving our wildlife.
Their toll-free hotline number is 1800 1522 or you can email them on email@example.com. More details here. You can remain anonymous. This is crimes against wildlife so it’s probably not worth giving them a call if you’re worried about how your neighbour treats their dog.
Anyway, put the number in your phone, save the email to your contacts, bookmark this page (or their’s). Sadly, sooner or later in Vietnam you’re going to need it. Huge thanks to ENV and their staff for sorting this with this utmost professionalism. If you report it something will be done and really, that’s the only reason you need to make the call.