Save Exotic Animals in Thailand

Target: H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

Goal: Stop the the illegal and brutal seizure of protected exotic animals in Thailand.

The Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) was recently raided, interrogated and harassed by officials from Thailand’s Department of National Parks.  Department officials threatened WFFT members and captured over 100 exotic animals from various WFFT locations before subjecting them to cruel and inhumane treatment.  Ask Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to use her power and influence to stop these egregious efforts by the Thai government and make sure that these precious animals are treated properly and returned to the WFFT.

The WFFT is respected worldwide as one of the most important conservation groups for their work that includes saving, protecting and rehabilitating the exotic animals of Thailand.  Members of the group have spoken out repeatedly against the rampant poaching that is occurring in Thailand, including the horrible capture and sale of baby elephants to tourism businesses who offer elephant rides.  Some people believe it is the group’s vocal activism that led to the unbelievably irresponsible and illegal search and seizure of animals from the WFFT by Thailand’s Department of National Parks.  The government agency, which is supposed be helping to save and protect these animals, raided multiple WFFT sites, demanding that members provide registration for over 400 animals within 2 and a half hours.  They seized over 100 animals and put them in rusty cages, including sensitive animals that were about to be released into the wild.  These animals have been transferred to facilities where they are held in improper conditions by unqualified caretakers.  In addition to these crimes against animals, the Department also threatened and bullied members of the WFFT.

The WFFT’s work is crucial for the conservation of wild species, as well as the ongoing battle against poachers.  The Department of National Parks compromised their commitment to the preservation of Thailand’s wildlife when they conducted these illegal raids that have left the animals far worse off than they were under the care of the WFFT.  Instead of relying on the Department as an ally in the fight for conservation, the WFFT must now fight to get their animals back.  Ask Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to condemn the actions of the government and put these animals back in safety.


Dear H.RH. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn,

Recently, the Department of National Parks conducted a highly illegal and irresponsible raid on various locations owned by the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT).  During these raids, WFFT officials were bullied and threatened and had to watch as over 100 exotic animals were captured and transferred to new locations.  These animals, many of which are sensitive to human contact, were forced into rusty cages and sent to sites where they are being treated improperly and inhumanely.  The Department of National Parks demanded that the WFFT produce registration for their animals within 2 and a half hours, an impossible feat considering the group has over 400 animals.

Members of the WFFT suspect that the raid might be in response to their vocal criticism of the government for the rampant poaching that occurs in Thailand.  This raid shows that instead of recognizing the WFFT as a crucial partner in the conservation of wild species, the Department of National Parks has unfairly and unjustly made the group the target of irresponsible seizures.  Please condemn the actions of the Department of National Parks and use your influence to make sure these animals are returned safely.


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  1. eric pascoe says:

    Obviously the elephant abuse isint enough or the monkeys in rusty cages? Grow up get a real hobby people this is cruel and horrible u people deserve the EXACT treatment u are giving these helpless animals!! DISGUSTING!!!

  2. ashlee bolton says:

    i have recently been on a trip to phuket thailand and was horrified to see the inhumane treatment of the animals in phuket zoo. not only was in filthy with rubbish in the water the animals are in, it stunk. the animals are overlaoded in tiny cages most of wich are tied up anyway. the tigers have big calloused scars around thier necks from being chained up and sedated (every single day) to the piont they cannot even lift thier heads, all so tourists can get their photos taken with them. the elephants are chained by their feet to a pole al the time except when they are forced to preform ‘shows’ for the public. there were that many crocs in one tiny enclosure they were piled on top of each other. how is this legal? who has the power to stop this revolting practise and close places like this down?

    sincerely, ashlee bolton-nee.

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