Prison For CEO Caught Poaching
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This week in Bangkok, Premchai Karnasuta, the president of Italian-Thai Development an construction company was caught redhanded in a wildlife sanctuary with a bag full of animal parts.
In the bag were animal parts from leopards, pheasants, a deer as well as 3 barrels full of weapons. The leopard was found to have suffered from at least 5 gunshot wounds. Parts of a panther were still cooking in a pot when the authorities arrived at the scene.
Karnasuta is facing a wide range of charges
- unauthorized hunting in a wildlife sanctuary
- unauthorized hunting of protected wildlife
- unauthorized possession of protected wildlife carcasses
- unauthorized entry into the wildlife sanctuary
- conspiring to hide wildlife carcasses
- illegal possession of firearms
Karnasuta is already on bail but he is due back in court soon. Sadly money talks and the rich more often than not get away with their crimes. Money is not an excuse to ignore the law, nobody should be above the law, especially not the rich. The government needs to make an example of him, the government needs to send a message that just because you are rich it doesn't give you the right to shoot protected and endangered animals.
Please sign and share, together we will urge the government to prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law. Together we can send a message to future poachers, there will be no mercy.
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