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TUESDAY, September 27, 2022
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Rescuing an Asiatic Golden Cat trapped in a snare

Rescuing an Asiatic Golden Cat trapped in a snare

FRIDAY, August 20, 2021

We are taking you to see how an Asiatic golden cat, which was trapped in a snare, was rescued by third patrol officers of Kaeng Krung National Park in Surat Thani province, during a patrol mission.

Asiatic golden cats are a gravely endangered species, as their bones and skins are sold by traffickers. 

In Thailand, there is a stiff penalty for offences under the Wildlife Preservation and Protection Act of 2019. Offences against reserved animals are punishable by three to 15 years of imprisonment, or a fine of THB300,000 to THB1,500,000, or both. For possession of protected wildlife and carcasses of wildlife, imprisonment is for not more than five years, or a fine of not more than THB500,000, or both.