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Tiger Cub, similar to the one found at Bankok Airport – Image via Wikipedia

A tiger cub was discovered stuffed in a large suitcase next to a stuffed toy by airport officials at Bankok after an overweight suitcase was sent to be X-rayed.

The 31-year-old Thai woman who owned the suitcase was booked to fly to Iran where exotic animals are popular. A tiger cub could have fetched around 100,000 baht ($3,196) in Iran.

An X-ray of the large suitcase revealed a live animal, and when the case was opened the small tiger cub was found in a drugged state next to a large cuddly toy.

“He appeared exhausted, dehydrated and couldn’t walk, so we had to give him oxygen, water and lactation,” said Chaiyaporn Chareesaeng, head of the health unit at a wildlife conservation centre in Bangkok.

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should the sentence for this sort of crime be large, or small?

altezon

(08-29-2010, 09:35 AM)billy Wrote: [ -> ]should the sentence for this sort of crime be large, or small?

Why have a sentence at all? The man learned his lesson, and the lion cub was unharmed. It's not like Korea doesn't have other lions.

the sentence should be,stuff her in a suitcase in a drugged state next to a blow up doll and send her to iran

altezon

(08-29-2010, 10:58 AM)srijantje Wrote: [ -> ]the sentence should be,stuff her in a suitcase in a drugged state next to a blow up doll and send her to iran

Ah, justice. [Image: smile.gif]

(08-29-2010, 10:53 AM)altezon Wrote: [ -> ]
(08-29-2010, 09:35 AM)billy Wrote: [ -> ]should the sentence for this sort of crime be large, or small?

Why have a sentence at all? The man learned his lesson, and the lion cub was unharmed. It's not like Korea doesn't have other lions.
so if they smuggle drugs just do the same and let them go if you think they learned their lesson?

and what happens when someone else does and someone else and they say,, why are you charging me, you let her go?

i like your idea sj lmao Big Grin

personally i think her passport should be revoked and a hefty fine given.
i have to agree, though i do eat meat Sad

what happens if next time it's an animal that has rabies? or a protected species?
How sad Confusedad-smiley-046:. My heart aches big time when any animal is abused.
All creatures are a part of this planet and deserve respect whether it be a turkey vulture (I know it's a bird) or a magnificant lion.
I welcome the day when we live in a perfect world, when no animal's life is taken for granted to be as our food, clothing, pet, or for any type of entertainment.
I think your idea of punishment Billy, is a fair one ... though I'm kinda partial to srijantje's idea also to drug and stuff her in a suitcase.Tongue
(08-29-2010, 02:03 PM)kath3 Wrote: [ -> ]How sad Confusedad-smiley-046:. My heart aches big time when any animal is abused.
All creatures are a part of this planet and deserve respect whether it be a turkey vulture (I know it's a bird) or a magnificant lion.
I welcome the day when we live in a perfect world, when no animal's life is taken for granted to be as our food, clothing, pet, or for any type of entertainment.
I think your idea of punishment Billy, is a fair one ... though I'm kinda partial to srijantje's idea also to drug and stuff her in a suitcase.Tongue
i think if we look to a punishment from ourselves it's always a more harsh than fair.

if i had my way it would be the SJ way lmao.
but being honest i have to say that wouldn't really be fair, it would be good but not fair. his punishment seems so much better doesn't it Smile
if you want it more severe you can include a naked blow up doll of ayatolla khomeiny

altezon


(08-29-2010, 09:35 AM)billy Wrote: [ -> ]should the sentence for this sort of crime be large, or small?

(08-29-2010, 10:53 AM)altezon Wrote: [ -> ]Why have a sentence at all? The man learned his lesson, and the lion cub was unharmed. It's not like Korea doesn't have other lions.

(08-29-2010, 01:17 PM)billy Wrote: [ -> ]so if they smuggle drugs just do the same and let them go if you think they learned their lesson?

I'm not sure how Viet Nam should punish its drug smugglers. It would depend on the type of drug, I think. [Image: hmm.gif]
(08-29-2010, 03:23 PM)srijantje Wrote: [ -> ]if you want it more severe you can include a naked blow up doll of ayatolla khomeiny
i think that could be worse than a bit of incarceration.
i'm sure she faces charges. i just hope it's not a massive jail time.
thailand can be strict with stuff like this


mrmod

I don't know about this particular tiger, but tiger species seem to be "under threat of extinction". Smuggling one into the Middle-East is certainly not helping. And the poor thing was not treated very well, either. Now I'm not asking for the death penalty but a heavy deterrant needs to be put in place. This is not a one time off thing, these animals are very sought after as pets and for their fur.

So yeah, a pretty heavy prison sentence and a fine.
it's a hard one isn't it.

maybe prison is the route to go, personally i'd just make it a huge fine and maybe a spell behind bars if it's not paid.
I cast my vote for a prison sentence. With the money some smugglers make, for me a fine isn't enough of a deterrent.
good point. would you feel the same the same if they had been smuggling fake videos, or software or designer gear, or does the fact it's an animal make a difference. it does for me.
(08-31-2010, 07:55 AM)addy Wrote: [ -> ]I cast my vote for a prison sentence. With the money some smugglers make, for me a fine isn't enough of a deterrent.
the chick was probably just a mule
i agree but that doesn't mean she was innocent. i'm still leaning on the side of no jail or just a little because of the fact they're probably mules as you say. something does need to be done though.

mrmod

People will always head for where the money is. It's just human nature, I suppose so we can't blame it for happening. We need to deter it though before it's too late.
(09-01-2010, 02:48 AM)SidewaysDan Wrote: [ -> ]People will always head for where the money is. It's just human nature, I suppose so we can't blame it for happening. We need to deter it though before it's too late.
lets say we deter by giving big prison time. who would be we be punishing? certainly not the ones who create the trade. no, like sj said. it's the mules who have nothing, the bottom rung of the ladder that gets it. all that happens is the buyer just gets another mule. for me this is a hard one to call because i agree with everyone lmao. like vf says; whatever the outcome, something needs to be done to stop the sale of species in danger and the illegal killing of other species.
forget it,it's a severe downward slide
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