Animal welfare issues
Thailand had about 350,000 stray dogs and cats in 2007.
By 2017 the number had risen to 860,000.
According to the Department of Livestock Development, “If we do nothing, Thailand will have as many as 2 million stray dogs and cats in 2027 and 5 million in 2037.”
Are there lots of cats in Thailand?
Phrom phong park in Bangkok (benjasiri) also has a lot of cats. Thailand is a mostly dog country, with many strays in Bangkok, most villages and on beaches. Cat’s in Thailand (and other south Asian countries) are mostly found in predominantly Muslim areas, so for Thailand that would be the far southern provinces.
Can you bring a cat to Thailand?
Thailand’s pet import regulations require that your dog or cat be microchipped with an ISO 11784 pet microchip that is a 15 digit and non-encrypted for all animals entering or transiting Thailand. If your pet’s microchip is not ISO compliant, then you can carry a microchip scanner.
Why are there so many cats on Phi Phi Island?
The island has a large wild cat population and in essence, they’re allowed to breed anywhere and no one stops them. Phi Phi has a large Muslim population and in classic Islamic lore, Muhammad is said to have loved cats so much that the islanders here refuse to have them spayed or neutered.
Is Thailand cruel to animals?
The Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand said: ‘Thailand has numerous zoos and other attractions which clearly exploit both wild and domestic animals. ‘Many of the animals you have seen will have been illegally smuggled into the country or illegally poached from the wild.
Why do cats have no tails in Thailand?
One thing about Julius is that, like most cats in Thailand, she has a kinked tail. Meet Julius! One legend says that the Buddha said that nothing on this Earth is perfect, and that cats were the exception to that. So their tails were broken so that they would no longer be the perfect creature.
Are there lots of Siamese cats in Thailand?
BANGKOK — The siamese cat is one of many felines indigenous to Thailand. But the number of these cats is shrinking; the populations of siamese and Thailand’s other native cats have been going down year by year.