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Over 100 elephant traps found near Thailand’s Phu Luang wildlife sanctuary


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A complaint was lodged with police in Phu Luang district of the north-eastern province of Loei Saturday, by officials of Phu Luang wildlife sanctuary, against some villagers who allegedly set elephant traps around their farms and a pond.

 

The officials also presented some of the traps to the police as an evidence. They said that the setting of animal traps is an offence against the Wildlife Preservation and Protection Act and perpetrators are liable to a maximum prison term of 10 years and/or a one million baht fine, if found guilty by a court.

 

An official said villagers had previously used firecrackers to chase the elephants away and this was the first time that traps were found near the sanctuary.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/over-100-elephant-traps-found-near-thailands-phu-luang-wildlife-sanctuary/

 

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1 hour ago, 1duckyboy said:

If the elephants are destroying the villagers' source of income, then it's understandable that they would feel it's either the elephants or them. Easy to be judgemental and then go to a nice restaurant for a meal.

Easy for people and wildlife to live in harmony, on the top of Phukradeung they have rangers to keep the wildlife in check

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

perpetrators are liable to a maximum prison term of 10 years and/or a one million baht fine, if found guilty by a court.

But they will never find the perpetrators.

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11 hours ago, webfact said:

against some villagers who allegedly set elephant traps around their farms

How about laying one of these in the village main street to stop the pesky motorcyclists????

 

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7 hours ago, Expat68 said:

Easy for people and wildlife to live in harmony, on the top of Phukradeung they have rangers to keep the wildlife in check

That accounts for the lack of elephants up there.......

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6 minutes ago, PETERTHEEATER said:

That accounts for the lack of elephants up there.......

They do not shoot them, only fire in the air, if they come too close to the camp site

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11 hours ago, 1duckyboy said:

If the elephants are destroying the villagers' source of income, then it's understandable that they would feel it's either the elephants or them. Easy to be judgemental and then go to a nice restaurant for a meal.

Good to see my response stimulated so many caring responses. Next time I'll  highlight "understandable" so folks don't read it as condone. 

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