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Heartbreaking Cruelty in Thailand
Destiny with death in Aussie customs
Inhumane export of reptiles MUST BE STOPPED!!
If any Thai hubbers, or those with contacts in Thailand are reading this hub would they please contact their political representatives, or the customs in their airports to put pressure on the authorities to put an end to the following:-
STOP THE ILLEGAL, CRIMINAL AND CRUEL EXPORT OF SNAKES, LIZARDS AND ARCHNIDS IN PARCELS FROM THAI AIRPORTS, GOING VIA FOREIGN AIRPORTS TO PRIVATE COLLECTORS, OR WESTERN EXOTIC-CREATURE DEALERS.
I was left in tears and shaking with rage after just watching a television program showing Australian customs at Sydney airport opening packages containing four snakes; three still alive.
They were gently removed from the coffin-like boxes by personnel who allowed them to gratefully wind around their hands and arms. They were all non-venomous and beautifully colored, gentle little creatures.
From the airport, they were transferred to quarantine, but their fate was sealed as soon as these sociopath swine took them from the wild and illegally and cruelly shipped them: up to a week in darkness, unable to move.
With regret, the quarantine worker told the presenters that Thailand always refused to repatriate the creatures and that Australia couldn’t take the risk that they were infected or might one day escape and be a threat to the country’s wildlife. They were shortly humanely (Ha) euthanatized.
How anyone can pray-to and believe in an Almighty who would allow these barbarous practices to continue, “God” only knows.
I question the Australian authorities, too, I can’t be convinced there isn’t a way to insist the Thais repatriate these poor, inoffensive and gorgeous reptiles. That would make checking at the Thai end a lot more rigorous if they had to pay to get them back. And is Australia doing all it can to locate the customers of these swine? I doubt it.
Or surely they could be kept in zoos in Oz at the very least, after all, many other foreign species are on show in reptile houses?
People will just not be inconvenienced a jot, or pay a few dollars to put something like this right. Yet if it is in regard to satisfying the whims of greedy humans, any amount of effort or cost is seen as worth-while.
It will be a good thing when our tenure on this planet comes to end. I am convinced of that more and more every day.
Please act re: the above if you have any influence anywhere.