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Temple disciples seek help

Apr 20. 2015
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By Prapasri Osathanont
The Natio

DISCIPLES from Kanchanaburi's Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua Yansampanno urged the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) yesterday to probe the head of the National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department for ordering 400 armed officials to remove wildlife

The group, led by Siri Wangboonkerd, submitted a petition to Admiral Wallop Kerdphol, chair of the NLA committee on natural resources and environment, at Parliament. It alleges the department head teamed up with veterinarians to seek benefits from this case.

They urged the committee to suspend the department’s planned operation to remove 147 tigers from the temple on Friday.

Wallop accepted the petition and promised to have the committee look into the case urgently.

However, he said wildlife should stay in forests, while conceding that this did not always work out well – as some animals died after being released.


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