Save Starving Elephants from Temple in Thailand
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Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy
Department of Forestry Police
Police Major General Sawake Pinsinchai
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
H.E. Khun Suwit Khunkitti
Royal Thai Embassy in the United States
H.E. Mr. Kasit Piromya
Tourism Authority of Thailand
Prime Minister
Abhisit Vejjajiva

Save Starving Elephants from Temple in Thailand

    1. Stephanie Feldstein
    2. Petition by

      Stephanie Feldstein

      Ypsilanti, MI

In the Maha Sarakham province of Thailand, three elephants were butchered by a temple and their meat, skulls and tusks were sold for more than $85,000. There are seven other elephants remaining at the temple.

Sangduen Chailert, founder of the Love Elephants and the Environment foundation, said the elephants appear to be suffering from severe malnutrition and could die if they don't receive treatment. Or they could be butchered -- in Thailand, it's legal to sell ivory from "domesticated" elephants. Chailert and other elephant advocates are calling on the government to save the remaining elephants.

When the butchering at the temple hit the news, there were concerns that it could affect tourism. Let the Thai government know that the international community is watching, and we are appalled by this situation.

Thailand needs to do more to protect their elephants, both wild and in captivity, and they can start by saving these seven neglected animals before it's too late.

Photo credit: nealeanddalissa

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    1. Thai Temple Butchers Three Elephants, Starves Several More

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      A temple in Maha Sarakham, Thailand, butchered three elephants and sold the meat, skulls and tusks for over $85,000.
      There are seven other elephants at the temple. Sangduen Chailert, founder of the Love Elephants and the Environment foundation, said...

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    • Jodie York VENTURA, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      So, this is a temple of death and disrespect?

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    • Diane McNally VICTORIA, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      Please work to end the captivity of these intelligent and family bonded beings. Butchering them is unconscionable. I have made a personal decision not to eat animal products so I can avoid at least some of my own country's animal related atrocities, and work to end the seal slaughter. Traditions based on animal abuse must end.

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    • L M PINE, AZ
      • over 3 years ago

      Please Protect the Elephants. Regards

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    • Amena Andersson STEUBEN, ME
      • over 3 years ago

      This is barbaric treatment of intelligent, social creatures worthy of our respect and love, not starvation and slaughter.

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    • Gwyther Patricia MERSEYSIDE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 3 years ago

      I was unaware that the Thai goverment treated

      elephants so uphaullingly.

      I would think twice before going to that country

      for a visit!

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