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Beloved soi dog poisoned in east Thailand

Maya Taylor




Animal lovers in Si Racha, on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, have been left devastated after the fatal poisoning of a well-known soi dog. The dog, known as Chao Yen Khun, lived next to a motorbike taxi stand, in front of a 7/11 store.

The Pattaya News reports that the dog was found in front of the store, where he used to sleep, convulsing and frothing at the mouth. It’s understood several taxi drivers tried to save the animal but were unable to do so. A member of the Si Racha Rescue Team has confirmed the cause of death as poisoning.

A local motorbike driver, 26 year old Kittichan Suthikul, says he believes the dog was killed by the same individual who poisoned several dogs at a nearby temple. He says the dog was very friendly, never causing any problems or hurting anyone. Local police have launched an investigation.

This latest incident follows the firing last month of a Chiang Rai policeman accused of torturing a dog to death.

Thailand enacted the Thailand’s Animal Welfare Act in 2015 which applies severe penalties when people are found to be guilty of crimes against animals.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News


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    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 11:23 am

    RIP Chao Yen Khun. May your murderer suffer the same fate.

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    malcolm hughes

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Sorry, round up the Bangkok Soi dogs & send them up-country, are you crazy? It’s well known that in Issan & several other parts of the north, dog meat is favored. No, send them south, I’m not sure, but I don’t think Muslims eat dogs.

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    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    2 of my young dogs poisened last week in Phimai district – same terrible death as the soi dog. No do eating around here.

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