Beloved soi dog poisoned in east Thailand


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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