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Mar 8, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: Thailand

http://www.care2.com/news/member/884115011/3130849

The Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) was recently raided, interrogated and harassed by officials from Thailand’s Department of National Parks.  Department officials threatened WFFT members and captured over 100 exotic animals from various WFFT locations before subjecting them to cruel and inhumane treatment.  Ask Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to use her power and influence to stop these egregious efforts by the Thai government and make sure that these precious animals are treated properly and returned to the WFFT.

The WFFT is respected worldwide as one of the most important conservation groups for their work that includes saving, protecting and rehabilitating the exotic animals of Thailand.  Members of the group have spoken out repeatedly against the rampant poaching that is occurring in Thailand, including the horrible capture and sale of baby elephants to tourism businesses who offer elephant rides.  Some people believe it is the group’s vocal activism that led to the unbelievably irresponsible and illegal search and seizure of animals from the WFFT by Thailand’s Department of National Parks.  The government agency, which is supposed be helping to save and protect these animals, raided multiple WFFT sites, demanding that members provide registration for over 400 animals within 2 and a half hours.  They seized over 100 animals and put them in rusty cages, including sensitive animals that were about to be released into the wild.  These animals have been transferred to facilities where they are held in improper conditions by unqualified caretakers.  In addition to these crimes against animals, the Department also threatened and bullied members of the WFFT.

The WFFT’s work is crucial for the conservation of wild species, as well as the ongoing battle against poachers.  The Department of National Parks compromised their commitment to the preservation of Thailand’s wildlife when they conducted these illegal raids that have left the animals far worse off than they were under the care of the WFFT.  Instead of relying on the Department as an ally in the fight for conservation, the WFFT must now fight to get their animals back.  Ask Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to condemn the actions of the government and put these animals back in safety.


 

 
 
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