webfact 167159 Posted March 6 Share Posted March 6 The five defendants were all found guilty by the Thong Pha Phum Provincial Court of shooting at, luring, or removing wild animals from their habitat, acting cruelly toward them, all of which are separate offenses. KhaoSod stated that the plaintiffs’ punishment was reduced in half as a result of their guilty plea. Initially, they received a nine and a half year sentence. The court determined that the plaintiffs’ basis for filing the lawsuit, which was done out of retaliation for the Bengal tigers eating their cattle and to protect their property, was incorrect. This serious issue is not only illegal, endangering the ecosystem and upsetting the natural order. Officials seized four guns, extra firearms, and further equipment, including 176 rounds of ammunition, two bottles of gunpowder, and one bag of gunpowder, from the five suspects to establish their intent to hunt wild animals and their capacity to survive for an extended period in the forest. Full story: https://bangkokone.news/poachers-who-killed-rare-tigers-lenient-sentence-angers-activists/ -- © Copyright BANGKOK ONE NEWS 2023-03-07 - Cigna offers a range of visa-compliant plans that meet the minimum requirement of medical treatment, including COVID-19, up to THB 3m. For more information on all expat health insurance plans click here. The most versatile and flexible rental investment and holiday home solution in Thailand - click for more information. 1 5 Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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