Category Archives: Thai animal-matters

Two held in killing of wild elephant in Phetchaburi; ivory buyer sought (Thailand)

Police say pair confess to killing beast after being approached by Karen man Phetchaburi police have asked the provincial court for permission to detain without bail two suspects accused of killing an elephant in Kaeng Krachan National Park while they … Continue reading

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Alarm raised over dog-snatching in Phuket (Thailand

A Phuket expat who lost his dog at Nai Harn Beach last Sunday has raised concerns over dog-snatching at the popular tourist area. Frank Lamine wrote to the Phuket Gazette earlier today reporting that he had heard of one local … Continue reading

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Business booming for the dog smugglers of the Mekong (Thailand)

Chinese New Year is a dangerous time for pet dogs in Thailand. Traditionally the time of peak demand for dog meat in Vietnam, the dog smugglers of the Mekong work deep into the night shipping thousands of animals — sometimes … Continue reading

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Chained Phuket Elephant Lucy Tugs at Emotions (Thailand)

COCERNS about the care of a young elephant on Phuket, left chained for long periods to attract tourists, were dismissed by the owner of the animal today. The elephant, Lucy, is three years old. One Phuket resident who passes Lucy … Continue reading

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Thailand Elephant Trekking and Abuse

To my dismay, I read an article on Elephant Trekking in Chiang Mai and so feel I must follow up the article of Elephant Abuse and hope, that after reading this, you the public will discourage friends and relatives from … Continue reading

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Elephant Cruelty in Thailand, Phajaan Ceremony.

I wrote about the ivory trade that is taking place in Thailand and the failure to enforce the agreed CITES agreement that was signed in 1993. Also Thailand’s laws are full of loopholes that can be bypassed using false documents. … Continue reading

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Human Crimes Against Animals Part 13, Elephant “Breaking” and Other Abuses

(Southeast Asia) – Phajaan is the traditional Asian torture of young elephants to break their spirit. They are caged, starved, beaten, poked and cut and kept awake for days until they become submissive under the torture. Many, especially the ones … Continue reading

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