I was browsing the Internet and this photograph caught my eye. My initial thought was that the cats had been killed. This is what it looked like at first glance but then I noticed the tincture of iodine antiseptic on the stomach of one of the females. Spaying came to mind.
I then started to read the text and discovered that the cats in Lumpini Park, Bangkok were being removed and the authorities had decided to spay and neuter them and then transport them to the Animal Quarantine Centre in Don Muang.
The photograph was taken by a photographer who has a Facebook page entitled “Photographer Love Cat“.
The reason why the cats have been removed from the park is because the park’s policy is not to allow animals within its boundaries. Understandably, there was some reaction from animal lovers concerned about the cats’ well-being. It is problematic to relocate community cats. Perhaps they had other concerns as well.
Apparently the authorities are asking people to come forward who would like to adopt them. Clearly they are domesticated. Potential adopters can contact the Department of Livestock Development at the Don Muang Branch on 02-9299021 Extension 104.