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Pata Zoo fights efforts to move Bua Noi

The effort to (re)move Bua Noi will be a very difficult one because, according to the Thai "laws", the Pata "Zoo"-director" Kanit Sermsirimongkhon is 100% covered by the local laws after a visit of officials a couple of years ago!
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Great news for Buanoi and her supporters. The Head of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has agreed to meet with us at their office at 1.45 pm, September 24, which is a key step in our attempt to find a new home for Buanoi.
I’d like to invite you to come join me and other friends of Buanoi then. The address is 61 Phaholyothin Rd. Map is here: http://tinyurl.com/RoyalForestDept The entrance is at the front gate of the Royal Forest Department - let's meet on the ground floor. Please confirm your attendance with me via my Facebook page (search for “sinjira apaitan”). Because of the venue limitation, I’m afraid we can only invite 20 people on a first come first served basis.
At this meeting, I would also like to invite you to wear a Buanoi mask as if Buanoi was coming with us.
Here are the files. Please print the mask out in colour at 100% and you will get the right size for an average face. A3 paper would be best but there’s also an A4 option:
A3 http://ow.ly/d/2wZf
A4 http://ow.ly/d/2wZh
Those of you who can’t join us but would like to show support on Wednesday can still wear the Buanoi mask, take a photo of yourself and use it as your profile pic with the hashtag #freebuanoi.
Thank you all for your voices of kindness from around the globe for this needed action for Buanoi and the other animals which will be a powerful motive for needed amendments to the governing public zoo operation in Thailand.
The intention of our campaign is to raise awareness of the need for wildlife conservation and improvements in zoo standards in Thailand. The permission granted to Pata Zoo by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation should be revoked and zoo standards raised to best international practices.
MEETING WITH DNP ON 24th SEPTEMBER 2014 AT 2PM


by sinjira apaitan
Petition organiser
The intention of our campaign is to raise awareness of the need for wildlife conservation and improvements in zoo standards in Thailand. The permission granted to PATA ZOO by the Department of National Parks , Wildlife and Plant Conservation should be revoked and zoo standards raised to best international practices. Regardless of the public concerns both within the country and overseas , the zoo continues to operate and "BUA NOI " , the one and only gorilla in Thailand continues to spend her days on top of the PATA Shopping Mall (with a high risk of fire and earthquakes ) after almost three decades. It is time for BUA NOI to be transferred to a new home designed specifically for her well being as she moves into her old age.
With the decision to revoke PATA ZOO’s operation made by the Deputy Prime Minister at the meeting with Women in Dhamma and NGOs for Wildlife on 30 October 2013, we had planned to meet with the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment but political events intevened. In the meantime, we have been communicating with the Pata Zoo Director to open his heart to creating a new direction for PATA ZOO which desperately needs relocation for the sake of all the wildlife housed there.
With the change of government we can finally take our campaign to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation. Please join us at the Meeting at 1.45 pm September 24. The entrance is at the front gate of the Royal Forest Department . Let's meet on the ground floor .The address is 61 Phaholyothin Rd. Map is here: http://tinyurl.com/RoyalForestDept
Thank you all for your voices of kindness from around the globe for this needed action for BUA NOI and the other animals which will be a powerful motive for needed amendments to the governing public zoo operation in Thailand.


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