More than 10,000 people have signed an online petition against the planned import of six beluga whales from Russia for display at a Bangkok zoo. The campaign is demanding the Fisheries Department ban the import order.
Jirayu Ekkul, coordinator of the Love Wildlife Foundation, which initiated the signature campaign, said he had heard that a private zoo in Bangkok had sought permission from the department to import the whales.
The department would decide whether to grant import permission to the zoo operator on Wednesday.
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