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Phang Nga man kicked to death by domestic elephant

By The Nation

 

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A man was kicked to death by a domestic elephant while he was delivering food to a group of elephants at a tourism business in Phang Nga's Muang district.
 

Police said Thaworn Sawaengkij, 59, was killed by a 40-year-old female elephant while he was delivering pineapple plants to feed a group of elephants in Tambon Song Praek on Wednesday night.

 

His son, Anurat Sawaengkij, 35, said he learned from local villagers that the elephant broke off its chain and kicked Thaworn repeatedly for about 30 metres. He was unloading pineapple plants from his pickup.

 

Anurat said he was food to another group of elephants at another location.

 

He said when he arrived at the scene, his father was barely breathing. He rushed him to the Phang Nga hospital but he was dead on arrival.

 

The elephant was later recaptured by its handler and taken away from the community for fear that it would attack other villagers.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30363279

 

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Late with its dinner,no wonder it was pissed at him,or maybe not them pineapples stems again.

RIP Elephant feeder,

regards worgeordie

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That must have been quite traumatic for that poor elephant. 

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Just like my wife and her Thai friends, they get a bit agro if not fed on time  😱

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There was a murder that occurred in Thailand. A husband killed his wife. His defence was that he was "Moho hew" (enraged with hunger) because his food was late. The phrase is known in Thailand and the condition is considered by Thais to be fairly common when denied food. Test the phrase out with your missus the next time you are hungry.

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It was the domestic elephants way of resigning.

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Use chimpanzees next time to amuse tourists...safer and easier to control then those elephants used like in a circus...

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15 hours ago, soalbundy said:

It was the domestic elephants way of resigning.

haha  ''you're fired '' , ''no I already resigned '' ......They need an Elephant union...

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On 1/31/2019 at 4:29 AM, jak2002003 said:

No such thing as a 'domestic' elephant.  It's a wild animals chained up and abused all its life by humans.  This think will always happen as long of people keep this beautiful animals as 'things' to be treated as slaves.

 

 

 

+1.

 

Hopefully people will avoid all of the elephant attractions which include riding on them and/or seeing them perform.

They are brutalized at such attractions to get them to be "domesticated".

 

People who pay to enter such attractions are enabling this abuse.

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When I was a small child I was taken to a zoo and saw an elephant with its "trainer".

The elephant could pick up small coins, sixpences, about the size of a one baht coin and gave them to the guy.

A few weeks later the elephant picked the guy up by the trunk and smashed him to death on the ground. They had been together for 30+ years. That was back in the 60's.

 

As mentioned already, the sooner they stop using any animals as entertainment the better.

And as for chimps instead - I don't think so.

As the woman that had her face and hands ripped off by one in the States will testify.

 

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/charla-nash-chimp-attack-victim-3091674

 

 

 

 

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