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Welcome to Wednesday on Good Morning Thailand. To control the large macaque monkey population in the resort town Hua Hin, local officials plan to sterilise around 600 monkeys. Officers at Phuket’s main Tha Chatchai checkpoint at the north end of the island will be screening Thais entering to see if they have outstanding arrest warrants. Across Southeast Asia there was a fall in new Covid-19 infections and related deaths over the past few days. Thanks to our sponsors at Shambhala… https://boatpattana.com/project/shamb…    

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21 minutes ago, Thaiger said:

To control the large macaque monkey population in the resort town Hua Hin, local officials plan to sterilise around 600 monkeys.

they tried to round me up a few years ago. 

i was too fast for them. 

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God to see some sensible action being taken. hopefully it will be sufficient to control or reduce the population.

This sort of situation exists all over Thailand and is a result of  quasi-Buddhist philosophies that enable local authorities to do nothing on the basis that "all life is sacred and mustn't be harmed".

It isn't just monkeys that are the problem, dogs too are an endemic problem throughout the country. There needs to be a fully financed national program to bring these animals under control.

Quite apart from the inconvenience they present any mammal can carry rabies and if they interact with humans in any way the risk is very real.

Culs don't work, so the solution is similar to the campaigns to treat Covid - the government needs a national campaign to sterilise and vaccinate all thee animals to a percentage of 70 to 80 %

 

There also needs to be a reform of how garbage is handled - this is the main food supply for both monkeys and dogs.

 

The public also needs educating NOT TO FEED them.

 

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28 minutes ago, Khunwilko said:

God to see some sensible action being taken. hopefully it will be sufficient to control or reduce the population.

This sort of situation exists all over Thailand and is a result of  quasi-Buddhist philosophies that enable local authorities to do nothing on the basis that "all life is sacred and mustn't be harmed".

It isn't just monkeys that are the problem, dogs too are an endemic problem throughout the country. There needs to be a fully financed national program to bring these animals under control.

Quite apart from the inconvenience they present any mammal can carry rabies and if they interact with humans in any way the risk is very real.

Culs don't work, so the solution is similar to the campaigns to treat Covid - the government needs a national campaign to sterilise and vaccinate all thee animals to a percentage of 70 to 80 %

There also needs to be a reform of how garbage is handled - this is the main food supply for both monkeys and dogs.

The public also needs educating NOT TO FEED them.

An excellent post and your debut, too . . . thanks for that!

As for the "all life is sacred and mustn't be harmed" maxim, it's sad that the powers that look after people don't use that as their guiding principle, too.

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