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Phuket News: Chon Buri snake farm caught selling endangered snake meat to tourists

CHON BURI: Authorities have confiscated a large haul of endangered reptiles from a snake farm in the Sattahip district of Chon Buri after they discovered that the owners of the farm had been selling endangered snake meat to tourists.


By Coconuts Bangkok

Saturday 27 April 2013, 01:11PM


Among the animals seized by authorities were four pythons and more than 100 cobras.

A raid of the facilities discovered stores of frozen snake meat and a clutch of Asian tourists drinking “alcoholic drinks mixed with snake gall,” reports MCOT. Sattahip district police expressed their belief that the farm had been regularly selling endangered snake meat to tourists.

Though the reptiles were confiscated, no further legal action will be taken against the snake farm, seeing as its activities did not technically violate Thailand’s Wild Animal Reservation and Protection Act.

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