[QODLink]
Asia-pacific
Animals suffer under Thailand laws
Weak animal protection legislation prompts complaints by activists and civilians.
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2011 07:32 GMT


Animals in cramped, hot and smelly conditions have caused some Thai zoo goers to complain of animal mistreatment.

Although the treatment has people pitying zoo animals, zookeepers have not violated any laws.

Thailand's lax animal protection legislation makes it difficult for activists to investigate complaints or figure out what exactly is going on within zoos.

Al Jazeera's Aela Callan reports from Bangkok that some complaints from zoo visitors, however, seem to have had an effect, as the Department of Wildlife investigates one zoo's tigers.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
The world's newest professional sport comes from an unlikely source: video games.
The group's takeover of farms in Qaraqosh, 30km from Mosul, has caused fear among residents, and a jump in food prices.
Protests and online activism in recent months have brought a resurgence of ethnic Oromo nationalism in Ethiopia.
Chemotherapy is big business, but some US doctors say it could be overused and are pushing for cheaper and better care.
Amid vote audit and horse-trading, politicians of all hues agree a compromise is needed to avoid political instability.
join our mailing list