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Don't mail animals in parcels, please

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After two tortoises found in packages sent through mail system, sending living things in mail not allowed, reminds Thailand Post. 

Two tortoises freed from the packages and bubble wrap used to send them through the mail. (Source: Facebook)


Sending animals (living things) by mail is the latest controversy to hit Thailand Post, the post-privatization name of Thailand's old-style government postal service

Two tortoises were wrapped up in bubble wrap, duct tape and cardboard, brought to the post office and sent through the mail, just as if they were a normal parcel.

The tortoises were detected when water leaked out of the packages (or parcels)  which damaged other packages.

Luckily, postal workers found the turtles before it was too late.

Not only is sending living things through the mail against postal regulations, it is very dangerous for the animals too. The animals might die from either suffocation, starvation or physical trauma. Sending animals in the mail is clearly also an act of animal cruelty.

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Vocabulary:

act: to do something for a particular purpose or in order to deal with a situation - ปฏิบัติ

bubble: a ball of air or gas in a liquid, or a ball of air inside a solid substance such as glass; a round ball of liquid, containing air, produced by soap and water - ฟอง

cardboard: very stiff thick paper, used especially for making boxes - กระดาษแข็ง

controversy: a disagreement that a lot of people have strong feelings about - ความขัดแย้ง

cruelty: behaviour that deliberately causes pain to other people or animals - อย่างโหดเหี้ยม

damage: to harm or spoil something/somebody - ทำความเสียหาย

dangerous: likely to injure or harm somebody, or to damage or destroy something - อันตราย

detect: to notice, to discover or find out - พบได้, สังเกต

duct tape: a wide silvery adhesive tape used to attach and seal many things -

free: to release; to allow someone to go free - ปล่อยตัว

latest: newest; most recent - ] ล่าสุด, See also: ทันสมัยที่สุด, เกิดหลังสุด

leak: (of a liquid or gas) flowing out of a hole or crack - การรั่วไหล

living things: animals or plants; things that live, that have life - สิ่งมีชีวิต

normal: typical, usual or ordinary; what you would expect - ปกติ, ภาวะปกติ

package: many goods or services sold together in one "package" -

parcel: a package with something in it, sent through the mail, bigger than a letter - ไปรษณียภัณฑ์

physical: involving people touching or hitting each other a lot - ออกแรง

post-: after something happens .... -

postal service: the government organization that runs post offices and sends letters and parcels from one to another through the mail - ไปรษณียภัณฑ์

privatization: making part of the government into a privately owned company - การโอนกิจการของรัฐเป็นของเอกชน

regulations: official rules that control the way that things are done - ระเบียบปฏิบัติ

starvation: the state of suffering and death caused by having no food - การอดอาหาร

suffocation: dying from a lack of air to breathe - การขาดอากาศหายใจ

too late: not having enough time to solve a problem -

tortoise: a large turtle - เต่า

trauma: a serious injury - การบาดเจ็บรุนแรง

wrap: to cover something completely in paper or other material - ห่อ, คลุม

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