Bangkok, Thailand
The Sunday Review

A court in western Thailand Sentenced Monday five poachers Prison sentences five Each year for years for killing A female tiger with her cub at a national park in the last year.

It was ruled by the provincial court five men broke conservation laws by killing The Kanchanaburi provincial protected animal, Thong Pha Phum National Park. Before skinning and smoking their bones, they were prepared for Sale on the illegal market

In January 2013, park rangers discovered the animal and took the parts. Officials distributed images and took pictures in the jungle that showed two skins flayed tigers. Photos taken near the site also show bones and carcass pieces.

The court rejected the men’s argument that they had killed the tigers In revenge for Attacks against livestock and their ruling “should have felt protective of nature” They lived near the forest, which is why they were named “The Forest People”.

According to the World Wide Fund, Tigers are endangered. Only 4,500 of them remain in the wild. for Nature (WWF). Although their numbers are increasing in recent years the WWF estimates that less than 200 big cats still remain in wildlife sanctuaries and national parks across the country. Thailand.

Poaching is one of the greatest threats to our country. tigers’ survival, is driven largely by demand in China and Vietnam for Traditional medicine uses bones, skins, or other body parts from these patients.

In China, traditional Chinese medicine remains controversial due to its safety and effectiveness.

Although many TCM treatments have long been available, for Critics argue that there are often few peer-reviewed studies or scientific evidence to back up their claims of benefits over hundreds of years.

Thong Pha Phum National Park Chief Charoen Yaichon welcomed the court decision.

“I’m happy that justice has been delivered,” On Tuesday, he spoke out to The Sunday Review. “This is a strong warning to any illegal hunters in Thailand’s national parks.”