Beagles sniff out smuggled Chinese duck at Bangkok Airport

Thailand‘s sharp-nosed sniffer beagles strike once more, this time detecting 7 kilogrammes of illegally imported raw duck at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport that arrived on a flight from China.
Sniffer canine from the Department of Livestock’s Quarantine and Inspection Canine Unit have been on responsibility on the airport in search of any unlawful movement of reside wildlife and animal carcasses when they uncovered the uncooked duck meat hidden in some baggage.
Anonymous say the Chinese duck importer violated Section 31 of the Animal Epidemic Act (2015)…
“For the aim of prevention and management of epidemics, any one who imports, exports or transits an animal or carcass by way of the dominion shall obtain a license from the Director-General or a person entrusted by the Director-General for each import, export or transit by way of the kingdom.”
The duck was seized and samples were despatched to the Department of Livestock for laboratory evaluation. Once permitted, the duck might be destroyed based on department regulations.
The department’s strict method to the unlawful importation of animal carcasses allows Thailand to stop illness and epidemics. In November, the beagles sniffed out “smoked bats” and processed pork hidden inside the bags that flew in from Kunming in China.
Director-General of the Department of Livestock Development and Veterinarian Somchuan Rattanamangkhalanon said the sniffer canine are especially cautious of baggage arriving from “high-risk” international locations corresponding to Cambodia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Laos, Vietnam, and China.
Recently, two British Labradors flew to Thailand to affix the beagles of their fight against illegal animal smuggling. The canine have been trained to sniff out pangolins – probably the most trafficked animal on the earth. These scaly anteaters are trafficked for their scales, utilized in traditional Chinese medicine, and sometimes for meat, with demand in Vietnam..

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