Yesterday, mahouts gathered with their elephants at
The bill has been driven by the National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department who say their aim is to prevent the poaching and illegal trade of elephants.
Chaninat and Leeds specialize in local and international law in
A public forum is being held on the draft bill, which will be considered by Parliament at a later date. The mahouts have also called on the government to remove Natural Resources and Environment Vice Minister Damrong Phidet from his current position after he showed support for the draft bill.
General members of the public in
part in a march to highlight the illegal ivory trade. Similar marches were held
in cities across the world. Bangkok
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