Why are there so many cats in Thailand?

Are there lots of cats in Thailand?

The number of stray dogs and cats in Thailand is astronomical, and continues to rise. According to estimated figures from the Department of Livestock Development, the country had around 350,000 stray dogs and cats in 2007. Fast-forward to 2017, the number more than doubled to 860,000.

Why are there so many cats on Phi Phi Island?

The authorities have tried to control the cat population through mass sterilization, but to no avail. As a result, every day a large number of cats are seen on the roads of the islands, waiting to be fed by cat loving volunteers. The feeding started in March last year, according to Suda.

How do Thai people call cats?

According to The International Cat Association: “The Thai is the breed dedicated to preserving the native pointed cat of Thailand in as close to its original form as possible.”

Thai cat.

Thai
Other names Standardised breed: Old-Style Siamese Wichien Maat
Common nicknames Applehead, Traditional Siamese, Classic Siamese

How many stray cats are there in Thailand?

Thailand had about 350,000 stray dogs and cats in 2007. By 2017 the number had risen to 860,000. According to the Department of Livestock Development, “If we do nothing, Thailand will have as many as 2 million stray dogs and cats in 2027 and 5 million in 2037.”

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Do Siamese cats originate in Thailand?