Thai Officials Raid Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WATCH)
I don’t know if you’ve seen the news about the raid on a wildlife rescue facility in Thailand that we visited while working on CAT in WATER. NGOs are saying this is in retaliation for speaking out against poaching and the possible cover ups being perpetrated by businessmen and politicians in connection with elephant camps. More than 103 animals, many endangered and receiving veterinary care, were originally ordered to be confiscated. So far only 13 have been removed, and the number has shrunk to 27 animals slated for confiscation, as of Feb 17. The raids came days after founder Edwin Wiek had spoken out in several media outlets about elephant and tiger poaching.
Even a single animal taken from WFFT is too many. You can easily help. Sign the petition. Share this story, the National Geographic NewsWatch post and video as much as you can. It is already making a difference. If people hadn’t started raising their voices to draw attention to what’s going on, WFFT might be in a worse place. They are not out of the woods yet. You can make a difference.
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Armed Thai Officials Raid Wildlife Rescue NGOs