Israel's hunting season kicks off every year in September and lasts four months, with hunters typically hunting birds.
A move to ban the hunting of quail and turtle doves was announced by Environmental Protection Minister Tamar Zandberg, and could go into effect on August 11.
Police also found porcupine quills and hunting tools in the vehicle.
When Border Patrol officers and volunteers searched the suspicious backpack in the backseat of their car, they found the lifeless porcupine.
Poachers often hunt endangered and protected animals like gazelles and porcupines, where their meat is sold illegally for high prices.
The beliefs tied to porcupines are the result of the noises the animal makes, "that resemble a baby's cry," Ling said.
The Ministry of Environmental Protection propose the Israeli Hyrax be given the legal status of a pest.
An unusually cruel ring of illegal hunters exploited and killed wild animals in northern Israel, until a group of 200 police officers put an end to the crime.
Public relations can go only so far when your problem is much worse than a dead beast in Zimbabwe.