Akha Hill Tribe Thailand

http://www.akha.org Heart of the Golden Triangle in South East Asia, the Akha Hill Tribe people find themselves living in the mountain border zones of five countries, fighting to sustain their way of life in a time of consumerism and destruction of the natural environment. Embattled to defend their traditional culture from seige by american missionaries, they hang on. See how you can help. Join: akhaweeklyjournal-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Make a donation or be a volunteer in Thailand.

Sunday, November 30, 2003

Royal Thai Forestry Department Bashes Akha Hill Tribe

The Thai Forestry Department fines 8 hill tribe 150,000 baht each for farming.
First imprisoned for 20 days and fined 15,000 baht, now the Forestry department has loaded an additional 150,000 baht on these same individuals for farming land near their homes.

Don't buy Thai, don't visit Thailand. Thailand ABUSES its hill tribes while making millions off exploitive tourism.
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