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Killer pit bull attends victim’s funeral to apologise

Neill Fronde



FILE PHOTO: The dog wore a muzzle for safety.

An unexpected guest was seen yesterday at the Bang Lamung, Pattaya funeral of the victim of a pit bull attack. Giant, the guilty dog, was brought to apologise by his new owner. The Thaiger has been following the tragic story of the 55 year old man who was sleeping next to his pet pit bull when his son witnessed the dog wake suddenly and attack its owner, taking a half hour to pull the poor man free.

The victim, Wisit Sanguan, suffered violent bites on his neck and body and died of blood loss and severe wounds the next day in the hospital. His cremation is scheduled at 4pm today in Bang Lamung.

Yesterday Suksa Ketnak, Giant’s new owner, brought the pit bull to Wisit’s funeral to pay respects and apologise. Giant was restrained with a protective muzzle to keep everyone safe. Following with Buddhist tradition, Suksa and Giant came to pray and ‘apologise’ to Wisit’s spirit for the pit bull’s attack and ask for forgiveness.

The Pattaya News reports that the grieving widow accepted the apology with the family saying they forgive Giant and still care for their former pet. Giant expressed love and recognition for the family, excited wagging his tail and letting relatives play and pet him.

After the attack that tragic day, the pit bull was still aggressive hours later and the Chon Buri Pit Bull Club took Giant into custody by sedating him. They announced later that a new owner with experience in troubled dogs had taken the pit bull in. The Pit Bull Club announced that they did not find any evidence of abuse or mistreatment.

Then the story escalated further as the grieving widow lashed out at overzealous internet commenters who posted accusations on social media defending pit bulls and blaming the family assuming they were abusive. She threatened legal action under Thailand’s strict computer crime and defamation laws.

Hopefully, this funeral with a pit bull apology marks a peaceful ending to a tragic saga.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News


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    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    I’ve seen it all here now. Back home, this dog would have been put down, no question. Here, it gets pampered for killing a human. Amazing.

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    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    You can’t make this up. Hubby is mauled to death and she wants to live happily after all with the dog? In my country, if the dog would not have been put down already, the woman would be investigated by the police and examined for her mental health.

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    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    What a cute little boy! Come to Papa!

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    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Is someone accepting responsibilities in case another attack happens?

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    Boris B

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    This is an absolute joke really honestly wow!!!! The man who’s died and his family really need help. It’s laughable that this is happening I hope the dog doesn’t attack the wife while at the funeral… A very happy ending to this ludicrous mauling. You can see the dog wanting to be free to go again..

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    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    I have a solution to the dog,cremate him alongside the poor victim.

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    Barry Betts

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Wow this is totally insane this is like the police officer going to George floyds funeral absolute crazy. His wife should be ashamed but maybe she’s needs help like the dog too.

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    Barry Betts

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    As I’ve said before his wife can sue me as my ex Thai wife has taken everything I have. I just feel like his wife is that mentally disturbed she will be writing a best selling book … A mans best friend and his wife woof woof!!

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    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Why is the deadly beast still alive I’m meaning the dog not his wife. This is a publicity stunt for the wife to make money surely.

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    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    Any murderer dog should be killed. That’s what they do in any civilized country. If it is dangerous to its own master he will kill surely again. What about if next time is a kid? If i would be the parent not only I will kill the dog but the entire “pitt bull club” members.

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    Raul Torres

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    Pitt full the most dangerous breed ever. It’s just matter of time. It will kill or hurt badly another human been, soon or later. In my country the animal will be putting down immediately.

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    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    ‘The Pit Bull Club announced that they did not find any evidence of abuse or mistreatment.’

    They were looking in the wrong place.

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    Khun som

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    Is it possible to find out exactly where that dog has been re housed?

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    Greg Chapman

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    The wife is probably pleased that her farang husband is dead … she now has all his money, she’s actually grateful to the dog..

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      Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11:40 pm

      How do you know that he was farang?

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    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Does anyone seriously believe that this pit bull even knew he was at a funeral and certainly didn`t know the meaning of the word apology, this is just crazy !

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    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    I’m impressed by the number of dog psychologists who read the Thaiger. Scientific analysis of the situation to this degree is commendable.


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    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 3:02 am

    >by his new owner

    This is a Kardashian level of “Look at me!”

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    Roger Bruce

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 4:30 am

    Most comments or good
    That is truly Pathetic
    That Dog should die without question
    I will never understand Thailand never

    Good Luck Thailand

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    7.62mm of darwin

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 6:00 am

    @Karen – This is crazy. It surely is I come from a farm and any dog who even nipped a human was shot. You did not want this dna to continue, and these were valuable WORKING dogs able to work cattle and sheep, pit bulls are bred to fight one another whilst the real animals make bets on the edge of the pit.

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    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 6:52 am

    This is a joke, right? The dog should have been put down and the owner of it criminally charged. Full stop. These attacks have to stop and looks like the only way to deter the is by prosecuting owners…. which, they should be okay with, since all pit-bull proponents love to say “it’s the owner not the breed!” when they’re trying to promote these dogs as viable pets. Well then, let’s prosecute the owner!

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    Social Worker

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 7:55 am

    Someone start a GoFundMe for Barry Betts.

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    max corrigan

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Crazy, they have two human beings locked up for life for a murder they did not commit and yet this beast of a dog is feted and allowed to start a new life! TIT

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    burn baby burn

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 9:11 am

    The dog should have been thrown atop the pyre.

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    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 9:31 am

    @Kosta & Greg – Did you actually read the article? The victime is called Wisit Sanguan.

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    Sarah W

    Friday, April 23, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    I agree with social worker it’s Barry Betts who is feeling the pain.

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    Big Dan T

    Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    Tastes like chicken.

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    Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Chicken tastes better barbequed than raw.

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    Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Perfect kill. If you don’t know, the maximum penalty for the owner of a dog that kills a person in Thailand is 5,000 baht. In my country, when someone else’s Staffordshire Terrier ran into my garden plot where my child was playing, I just shot him. The police arrived and after an investigation the owner of the dog was fined 4,000 euros. But in Thailand, the life of the dog is more important than the life of the person. That’s all you need to know about your rights.

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Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10 years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

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