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More Than a Dozen Rare Albino Lions Rescued During Raid in Thailand - Hartford Pets | Examiner.Com


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Dianne Ly
- 461 days ago - examiner.com
Numerous endangered animals, including 14 albino lions, waiting to be shipped to clients all over the world have been confiscated from a Bangkok warehouse by Thai forestry officials and local police.



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Sue Matheson (71)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 2:53 pm
thanks
 

Christeen Anderson (490)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 4:08 pm
This sounds like good news. What happens now?
 

Terry V. (30)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 4:23 pm
HAPPY DANCE news. THANKS!!!
 

Julia R. (290)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 6:39 pm
Although this is good news, this man will probably just do it again because he isn't getting much of a prison sentence nor a fine, and the money that he has made from doing this far exceeds the punishment!
More than a dozen rare albino lions rescued during raid in Thailand

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June 11, 2013
By: Diana Duel
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Thai forestry official checks out albino lions recovered at Bangkok warehouse.
Thai forestry official checks out albino lions recovered at Bangkok warehouse.
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Numerous endangered animals, including 14 albino lions, waiting to be shipped to clients all over the world have been confiscated from a Bangkok warehouse by Thai forestry officials and local police.
According police Col. Ek Ekasart, the owner of the site, Montri Noonprom, 41, has been under surveillance for sometime, and has already been convicted of illegal wildlife trading through his exotic pet shop at the city’s famous Chatuchak weekend market. If convicted again, however, he would only face up to four years in jail and a fine equal to just $1,300. What needs to happen is that they really need to raise the prison sentence and penalties for people who are involved in the illegal wildlife trade.
Another very good point the article brings out is While the country is a member of a convention regulating international trade in endangered species, Thai law does not extend protection to many alien species and the country remains a hub in the black market for exotic animals.

For instance, back in 2011, custom officials at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport discovered two separate shipments that included more than 120 elephant tusks, 3 rhinosaurus horns, and other cut ivory items believed to have arrived there in crates marked “craft items” from Nigeria via Malaysia and Qatar.
This has to be changed if Thailand really wants to get serious about stopping the trade in endangered species!
Great post! Thanks Dianne.
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (731)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 11:50 pm
n the meantime, Montri told media representatives that the lions were “shipped legally and were to be transferred to a zoo in Thailand's northeast.” However, he had no immediate answer as to why authorities only found 14 animals instead of the 16 listed on the documents.
 

Danuta Watola (1199)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 3:14 am
noted
 

John S. (303)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:07 am
Noted.
 

Amy L. (87)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 1:33 pm
They need to crack down on these predators much harder. These idiots won't stop until they've killed all wildlife off.
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (228)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 2:38 pm
Noted! YEAH!!!!
 

Nimue P. (243)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 7:57 pm
Yay! I hope they are well-cared for and/.or released to the wild, not used for bloody asian "medicine". Thanks.
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 10:05 pm
Shared on FB.
 

Leslene Dunn (74)
Friday June 14, 2013, 12:26 am
Noted - why does this not surprise me - these disgusting nations will round every living creature up and use it for food or medicine. Hope they all burn in hell.
 

Fi T. (16)
Friday June 14, 2013, 4:12 am
Allow them home
 

Susan B. (64)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 5:12 am
Thank you for sharing
 
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