26 December of every year is officially declared as the National Wildlife Protection Day dating back to the year 1960 when the first Wild Animals Reservation and Protection Act (WARPA) was in force and 32 years later was reviewed with new amendments as WARPA B.E.2535. This is in response to the degradation of the country’s natural resources and environment.
In the past, Thailand was known rich in natural resources, namely: forest, fresh water, wild species, minerals etc. Currently, it is sad to note that only 17% of forest covers are remaining with a sharp decrease in wild animal population due mainly to the continued illegal encroachment, the loss of its natural habitat and the decline in its prey etc.; some are becoming highly endangered and awaiting its extinction from the wild.
Why Don’t We Stop Eating to End Killing !