The scarlet ibis constitutes a protected species whose feathered finery displays the colours of Trinidad and Tobago’s national flag and is emblazoned on our national coat of arms. Yet there is this Trinbagonian triumvirate comprising predators who hunt, kill, dismember and sell the bird clandestinely for substantial monetary gain; restaurateurs and bar owners who purchase the butchered birds despite awareness of the illegality of their actions; and diners who devour this flesh, although the quality of meat is negligible, to feel elitist. The triumvirate shares common ground—lack of a Trinbago ethical value system.
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