A list of more than 140,000 people collected through change.org online campaign demanding the police to take legal actions against Italian-Thai Development Plc boss Premchai Karnasuta and his three hunting companions in a transparent and straightward manner was today (March 16) presented to the deputy national police chief, Pol Gen Srivara Ransibrahmanakul.
Seub Nakhasathien Foundation chairman Sasin chalermlarp and his representatives of environment and wildlife conservation groups handed the list of 142,189 names of supporters of the campaign to Pol Gen Srivara, who oversees the police handling the illegal hunting case against the four individuals.
Mr Sasin said the foundation and its supporters expected that the perpetrators would be punished by the law because the illegal hunting of protected wildlife species in the Thung Yai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary was an outrageous offence as the wildlife there is the property of all Thai people.
The foundation also issued a statement thanking the Royal Thai Police for the submission of the police investigation report of the illegal hunting case, especially the illegal hunting charge, to the public prosecutor within the time frame.
After receiving the name list, Pol Gen Srivara gave assurance that the police handling the case had been very cautious in handling the case and that the black panther would not die in vain.