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Krabi man arrested for animal abuse after allegedly killing pet dogs

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A Krabi man was arrested on animal abuse charges after he allegedly shot and killed his pet dogs. The non-profit Watchdog Thailand filed a police complaint yesterday with a statement from a witness.

Police arrested 39 year old Surasak Kongduang at his home in Krabi’s Muang district. Surasak allegedly admitted to police that he shot both his pet dogs in the head and buried them in the backyard. Officers searched his home and found 3 guns and a bow. All weapons are legal and registered, police say.

Surasak allegedly told police that his wife fled and left the dogs behind after an argument a few days prior. He allegedly told officers that his mother is old and he felt bad about leaving her to care for the dogs, adding that one dog is lame while the other is sick.

Surasak was charged with animal abuse and for unlawful discharge of a firearm.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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    Toby Andrews

    Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Well in the west dogs are put down by vets all the time, for many reasons . . .

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    Khunplastic

    Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Coup de grace?
    Sounds like the actions of a socially responsible (ex)mutt owner.
    yet to meet a hard up vet anyplace.

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    Issan John

    Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    I’m a dog lover (at one time here I had a dozen for several years, although now we’ve only got two), but I have to be honest that if “he shot both his pet dogs in the head” I’m not sure what law he may have actually broken since people kill cattle, sheep, chickens and pigs far less humanely than that all the time.

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      Mike

      Friday, November 27, 2020 at 2:17 am

      If shot in head they not fell anything. Like someone write… we eat pork, chicken, fish, beef, sheep. I know hunters in many countrys when dog is old go out in the forest and shot their own dog so it not need to be in pain. If the man is arrested what about all the farms animal we eat. then we should all be arrested because they only kill the animals because we need to get food.

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    Brian

    Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 12:17 am

    What the hell is wrong with you people, they were his dogs, his pets – not some animal we eat for meat. Blowing your pets heads off is hardly something which is socially acceptable regardless of the circumstances and if you think that it’s ok to blow your dogs brains out once you no longer want them then you need some serious psychological help.

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    Issan John

    Monday, November 30, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    I think you need to read the article and the comments rather more carefully, Brian.

    Reportedly they weren’t “his dogs, his pets”, but were his ex-wife’s who had recently left him. The dogs were apparently also sick, and he wasn’t in a position to look after them nor was his aging mother so rather than leave them to suffer he killed them, painlessly.

    One of my dogs died recently at nineteen – nearly twenty, and he’d been with me since he was a couple of months old. By that time he was completely deaf, could hardly smell any more, and had been blind for more than three years as he’d had to have both eyes removed due to cancer, but at least he’d had some quality of life as he could follow me round the garden and find his way round (at least most of the time) and he was happy. Towards the end, though, he was unable to walk, stand, eat, drink or go to the toilet without help and he was clearly far from happy and suffering so I took the decision to have him put down.
    The new local vet said he didn’t euthanise animals, which I respect although I don’t agree with it, so I took him home intending to try another vet I knew the next day.
    He slept peacefully all night, waking up when I knelt down beside him, and then just died with a sigh.

    Would I have “blown his brains out” if he hadn’t died in my arms and I hadn’t been able to find a vet to put him to sleep peacefully?

    Damn right, and I hope he’d have done the same thing for me under similar circumstances if our positions were reversed.

    If you think it’s fine to kill “some animal we eat for meat” but not “your pets” when they’re sick and suffering, maybe you need to think again.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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Immigration police arrested a 40 year old Nigerian man for allegedly overstaying his visa by 2,683 days. The man entered Thailand in April 2014 on a 60 day tourist visa. He was arrested in in Ratchathewi district of Bangkok.

Illegal immigration is considered as a major factor of the second wave of Covid-19 after the outbreak Samut Sakhon seafood market affecting a large migrant population.

Thai Visa says immigration officers were “targeting Africans to check on their visa status as part of measures associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.”

The penalties for overstaying in Thailand are as follows…

When surrendering at airport immigration when leaving Thailand…

  • Overstay less than 90 Days = 500 Thai baht/day overstay fine (maximum 20,000 Thai baht)
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When caught while overstaying…

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Police raid Isaan farm, arrest 2 people allegedly involved in illegal horse meat trade

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A 44 year old Thai woman was arrested for allegedly trafficking and selling horse meat illegally after police in the Isaan province Khon Kaen raided a farm and found 44 horses that – they say – were about to be slaughtered. Reports say the farm owner was also arrested, but did not give any additional information.

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Police arrested a man suspected of producing the ketamine-based illicit drug cocktail linked to at least 10 deaths in Bangkok. The man is also charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting his girlfriend at a Bangkok apartment.

Police say 33 year old Amornthep Chalermwat, known as Un Kiwi, fled Bangkok and was arrested in Phetchabun’s Bung Sam Phan district yesterday. Police say Amornthep admitted to distributing the “K powdered milk” drug cocktail, but denies producing it.

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Some small-scale dealers have been arrested over the past week, but police say they believe Amornthep is a prime suspect.

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