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Animal welfare bill for Thailand needed!

Thailand needs animal protection laws NOW! On August 5th, 2014 WFFT joined several other Thai animal welfare and conservation NGO's in handing over a law proposal or "Thailand Animal Welfare Law". Some of the other NGO's involved were "Thai Animal Guardian Association", "Love Wildlife", "Bangkok Streetdogs", the "Lopburi Monkey Foundation",…

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Bird and turtle rescue Bangkok

From the city to the forest! WFFT was again called to come to the rescue of wild animals, this time in the middle of Bangkok. The owners of a collection of peafowls, hornbill, purple swamp-hens, ducks, crocodile, turtles and tortoises had build a beautiful massive enclosure for some of the…

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Thailand’s political situation

All quiet at WFFT You might have heard that Thailand’s military has staged a coup d’état today and have dismissed the government of their duties, taken power in to their hands. Although a coup in most Western countries is seen as a very negative incident it is in this case…

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WFFT court of appeal verdict

We had to wait 2 years for justice, after being accused of many horrible crimes such as illegal wildlife possession, wildlife trade, illegal encroachment, theft and animal torture. Finally the courts have ruled on the allegations of ex-DNP director-general Damrong Phidet, and completely thrown out the case, ruling we are…

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WFFT NOT GUILTY OF ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POSSESSION!

Finally JUSTICE after 2 years of fighting! The 27th of February 2014 is an important day for wildlife conservation and animal welfare in Thailand! Today the court of appeals ruled in favor of Edwin Wiek, Jansaeng Sangnanork and the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) after they were accused of illegal…

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Wildlife at Temples… still a major problem

Temples full of wildlife In Thailand some people have a culture of sending children to the temple that do not obey their parents, dogs and cats are dumped at temples when they have offspring, and believe it or not, even wild animals kept as pets get dumped at temples once…

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Storm damage at the rescue center

WFFT hit by tropical storm WFFT was hit hard by a tropical storm last week. Luckily we didn't have any casualties with either human's nor our animals, but many of our enclosures & buildings were damaged by the falling trees, landslides, forest runoffs and heavy rainfall. This is of course…

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International march for Elephants

Please join us in Bangkok to protest against the killing of the elephants; a peaceful march held 04.10.13 at 17:00hrs at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. This is part of a global initiative from the David Sheldrick Foundation to stop the ivory trade. Last year up to 36,000 elephants…

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Court ruling on WFFT of provincial court

PRESS RELEASE WFFT allowed to continue rescuing wildlife “The court did not check on papers and other evidence of the defendant as it believes that Thai government officials always work straightforward, with full integrity” The above sentence made Edwin Wiek’s and Jansaeng Sangnanork’s ears buzz… It was one of the…

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A bear rescue long overdue…

A bear moving out after almost 20 years! UDPATE May 10th 2013. Nuru has had her second medical check up and a full dental treatment at WFFT and is doing fine. She is still a bit stressed from her new surroundings but we hope to have her out in the…

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Phuket authorities told to clean up their act on wildlife

Slow lorises, Langurs and Gibbons NOT confiscated yet The governor of Phuket Province and the Director-general of the Department of National Parks have told their officials to urgently enforce wildlife protection laws and arrest anyone walking around with protected animals as photo-opportunity on the island of Phuket after the Wildlife…

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WFFT and WFI at CITES COP16

CITES COP hosted in Bangkok CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) is holding its (COP) Conference of the Parties in Bangkok, Thailand this year. This COP is held every three years somewhere around the world by one of the 178 parties, the last one being held in 2010…

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