Chonburi Province celebrated the birthday of HM Queen Sirikit by again saving buffalos from the slaughterhouse and donating them to the poor.
This year 16 buffalos were donated to the province, along with 281,600 baht for charity projects. The animals were awarded to poor farmers in the Mapong and Khokhinom districts of Phanthong Province. The cash will be used by Chonburi’s Livestock Office to continue the program.
Gov. Wichit Chatpaisit says the annual buffalo rescue serves as a merit-making exercise in that it both saves the lives of cattle and honors HM the Queen.
Since 2009 Chonburi has spared the lives of 335 heads of cattle.
Gov. Wichit Chatpaisit said the annual buffalo rescue serves as a merit-making exercise in that it both saves the lives of cattle and honors HM the Queen. It’s also a program that benefits the poor and increases the population of Thai buffalos, he said.
Livestock Office officials urged the poor farmers to care well for the animals, as they are a royal gift. Should they encounter any problems, they said, the office is there to assist them.