Hot! The Beginning Of Thailand’s Cat Smuggling Trade?

Street cat

Street cat

Around 90 cats were seized in the Nakon Phanom area on their way to Vietnam to sadly be used in the meat trade business.

Thailand Criminal Lawyer

Chaninat and Leeds specializes in international criminal cases in Thailand

Whilst the trade in cat meat is not as common as the widely publicized dog meat trade and is much smaller, some suspect that cat smuggling might have been ongoing for a while. This is however the first reported seizure of cats headed towards Vietnam by the Thai government. Whilst eating or abusing cats and dogs is not per se illegal in Thailand, the transportation of them over international borders is.

The police reported they found six plastic cages full of cats in the back of the van. The driver was arrested and charged with animal cruelty and attempted illegal transportation of animals across the border.

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