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UWC Thailand petitions against slaughterhouse near school

UWC Thailand petitions against slaughterhouse near school

PHUKET: UWC Thailand International School, located in Tambon Thepkrasattri, Thalang, in northern Phuket, has filed a formal petition against a slaughterhouse covering several rai from being built within 400 metres of the school.

By The Phuket News

Wednesday 2 March 2022, 11:45AM

Foundation Board member Sirivipa Dusiyami Berger and Head of School Lural Ramirez submitted the petition to Phuket Vice Governor Amnuay Pinsuwan at the new Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday (Mar 1).

The school administrators expressed their concern that construction of the slaughterhouse will have long-term environmental effects on people in the area, explained a report by the Phuket office of the Public Relations Department (PR Phuket).

The slaughterhouse is planned to be built on three to four rai approximately 300-400 metres from the school. Both locations are within close proximity to the Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary, the report added.

Vice Governor Amnuay formally received the written petition and said he would pass it on to the Phuket Provincial Livestock Office.

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“The petitioner does not have to worry because before the matter is presented to the Provincial Environment Board, the construction must pass an environmental impact report [EIA, Environment Impact Assessment],” he said.

“The committee must tell the relevant stakeholders to be notified,” he added.

“The report [EIA] is to express opinions that all parties agree to allow society to move forward in a sustainable manner,” Vice Governor Amnuay explained.

Issues regarding the construction of the slaughterhouse will be raised at a later meeting, he added.

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skorchio | 04 March 2022 - 01:32:26

Personally I consider the school and the attached sports academy to be one Phuket's better assets. World class athletes and teams are attracted to the facilites, and Phuket doesn't otherwise feature in the 'world class' division outside of competitions such 'sh1t public transport' and 'destruction of natural environmental assets'. So sure lets degrade the 1 world cl...

Kurt | 02 March 2022 - 15:49:43

If the proposed slaughter house will be build 'sustainable' according the law and next operational according the law(!), as dictated in EIA, what can be the school's problem? Short distance from the school is a great opportunity to give the students a tour in the slaughter house when it becomes operational.

christysweet | 02 March 2022 - 13:00:51

Can't have them hearing ear the screams of their morning bacon or offal-burgers? It should be part of the curriculum for non-vegan students to witness animals being slaughtered. And since when have EIAs ever stopped any construction project on Phuket?  I am witnessing a neighboring wetland being filled in for yet another cheesy McVilla development  


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