Tak hunter charged over macaque meat
A 41-year-old local hunter was arrested after officials found him with a long-tailed macaque’s chopped-up carcass in Tak’s Muang district on Thursday evening.
Following a tip-off that Nikhom Manpakdees had returned from hunting wildlife, police and forestry officials searched his house in Tambon Nong Bua Nua. They seized as evidence a long-tailed macaque’s head and limbs found in a basket and two-kilograms of chopped meat.
Nikhom reportedly confessed to police that he hunted the monkey with the intent to cook and eat it. He said it was his first offence.
He was charged with hunting protected wildlife and possessing a wildlife carcass without permission.