Comments on: Thailand’s Animal Kingdom http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2008/09/30/thailands-animal-kingdom/ Fri, 01 Jan 2010 22:08:16 -0500 hourly 1 By: Jacob Liten http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2008/09/30/thailands-animal-kingdom/comment-page-1/#comment-7653 Jacob Liten Tue, 04 Aug 2009 22:13:19 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=582#comment-7653 It is sad to see animals exploited in ways but so fascinating to see these creatures upfront. I keep snakes and feed them well and give them quit an exotic large aquarium with live plants and nice hiding spaces. Keep up the work on the nice blog! It is sad to see animals exploited in ways but so fascinating to see these creatures upfront. I keep snakes and feed them well and give them quit an exotic large aquarium with live plants and nice hiding spaces.

Keep up the work on the nice blog!

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By: steff http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2008/09/30/thailands-animal-kingdom/comment-page-1/#comment-5764 steff Fri, 10 Oct 2008 10:51:09 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=582#comment-5764 I agree it is not nice to see...but to clear up a few things. the "crying babies" are often illegal immigrants that resort to begging to survive. The "bubblegum and light sticks kids" are part of a group that most of the kids parents live up-country or cambodia and they are looked after by a relative usually about 10 kids to a ring very seldom their parents are present. I agree it is not nice to see…but to clear up a few things. the “crying babies” are often illegal immigrants that resort to begging to survive. The “bubblegum and light sticks kids” are part of a group that most of the kids parents live up-country or cambodia and they are looked after by a relative usually about 10 kids to a ring very seldom their parents are present.

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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2008/09/30/thailands-animal-kingdom/comment-page-1/#comment-5692 Talen Wed, 01 Oct 2008 14:43:02 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=582#comment-5692 Other than baby elephants I've seen a couple of orangutans and one huge ass lizard being touted in Bangkok. Last time I was in Bangkok though I didn't even see an elephant. Other than baby elephants I’ve seen a couple of orangutans and one huge ass lizard being touted in Bangkok. Last time I was in Bangkok though I didn’t even see an elephant.

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By: Brian http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2008/09/30/thailands-animal-kingdom/comment-page-1/#comment-5691 Brian Wed, 01 Oct 2008 03:50:26 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=582#comment-5691 Other than the elephants you mentioned I havn't seen any other animals being touted in Bangkok. Phuket on the other hand is a traveling zoo. Everything from snakes, sea eagles and lizards are often seen in the bars there. I have seen primates in the past as well but these are rare as even some Thai people disagree with this type of trade and don't allow them in the bars. <abbr><em>Brians last blog post..<a href="http://www.thailandscubatours.co.uk/new-scuba-diving-holidays-to-thailand">New Scuba Diving Holidays to Thailand</a></abbr></em> Other than the elephants you mentioned I havn’t seen any other animals being touted in Bangkok. Phuket on the other hand is a traveling zoo.

Everything from snakes, sea eagles and lizards are often seen in the bars there. I have seen primates in the past as well but these are rare as even some Thai people disagree with this type of trade and don’t allow them in the bars.

Brians last blog post..New Scuba Diving Holidays to Thailand

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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2008/09/30/thailands-animal-kingdom/comment-page-1/#comment-5690 Talen Tue, 30 Sep 2008 17:40:59 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=582#comment-5690 Carole, Thanks for the kind words. The animals are bad enough but there are those that hawk their children around too. They will bring a crying baby up to you so you feel bad and give them money...sometimes the baby doesn't even belong to them. They also get their cute kids to run around selling gum and light sticks. Carole, Thanks for the kind words.

The animals are bad enough but there are those that hawk their children around too. They will bring a crying baby up to you so you feel bad and give them money…sometimes the baby doesn’t even belong to them.

They also get their cute kids to run around selling gum and light sticks.

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By: Carole http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2008/09/30/thailands-animal-kingdom/comment-page-1/#comment-5689 Carole Tue, 30 Sep 2008 17:14:45 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=582#comment-5689 I had no idea of how people would use animals like that to make money, especially on the streets. Fascinating, but sad. Really interesting blog you have here, btw - keep up the great work, love all the pictures! :-) <abbr><em>Caroles last blog post..<a href="http://carolesthoughtfulspot.blogspot.com/2008/09/what-you-get-when-you-give-9-year-old.html">What You Get When You Give a 9 Year Old Girl Your Camera</a></abbr></em> I had no idea of how people would use animals like that to make money, especially on the streets. Fascinating, but sad.
Really interesting blog you have here, btw – keep up the great work, love all the pictures! :-)

Caroles last blog post..What You Get When You Give a 9 Year Old Girl Your Camera

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By: Chris http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2008/09/30/thailands-animal-kingdom/comment-page-1/#comment-5688 Chris Tue, 30 Sep 2008 09:22:56 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=582#comment-5688 Wow, it must be really fun to be able to get so up and close to the animals like that. Reminds me of the streets of India. See a lot of animals just walking around from really big to really small (rodents...ahh!) <abbr><em>Chriss last blog post..<a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/beyondtaiwan/~3/406310522/">Lost In Translation (9/27)</a></abbr></em> Wow, it must be really fun to be able to get so up and close to the animals like that. Reminds me of the streets of India. See a lot of animals just walking around from really big to really small (rodents…ahh!)

Chriss last blog post..Lost In Translation (9/27)

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