New Animal Protection Law will Punish Poachers up to 14 Years in Jail

by Admin on March 2, 2018

The National Legislative Assembly will pass a law on Friday that includes a series of disciplinary actions under the Wild Animal Reservation and Protection Act. Specifically, the act of poaching will double from 7 to 14 years in jail and a fine of 200,000 baht.

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Mr. Sompong, a Senior Forestry Official hopes that the amendments will deter people from poaching and trafficking wildlife. In 2015, harsher punishments were implemented for those who trafficked ivory and the distribution of ivory decreased dramatically.

The amendments follow increased pressure put on Thailand from domestic and international bodies to protect the wildlife of Thailand and install harsher penalties.

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