BANGKOK: Thailand is preparing to burn alive more than 1,000 giant pet cockroaches that health officials say are pests, but will then hold a Buddhist funeral rite for them to please their former owners.
The 10cm Madagascan Giant Hissing Cockroaches are popular pets in Thailand, but were banned last year after officials became concerned they might breed and spread diseases.
Officials would cremate the former pets today at an incinerator for dangerous waste at a hospital here. Reuters
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