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Hotel man faces years in jail for shooting stray dog that bit tourists

 

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A hotel employee in Cha-Am is facing two years in jail after he was caught on CCTV shooting a stray dog under a car at the hotel.

 

He told police that the dog had been chasing tourists and had been biting them. 

 

Earlier Oranut, 35, a representative of dog lovers Watchdog Thailand had gone to Cha-Am police with CCTV footage and called for the man's arrest. 

 

A contingent of cops arrested Jomphon, 25, at the hotel that was not named. 

 

They took a 9mm gun and 43 bullets into evidence. 

 

Jomphon admitted that he had shot the dog that was cowering under a car at the hotel on 9th January. The dog had been chasing and biting tourists and after he was criticized for not doing his job properly he got angry and shot the animal. 

 

He apologized for this. 

 

He was charged with having an unlicensed gun and shooting in a public place. 

 

He also faces animal cruelty charges that carry a prison sentence of 2 years or a fine of 40,000 baht or both.

 

Source: Sanook

 

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I get the work that animal charities do over here, but in this instance the best thing for everyone is for the dog to be killed. How would the charity feel if the dog had mauled a small child or something?

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6 minutes ago, SammyT said:

I get the work that animal charities do over here, but in this instance the best thing for everyone is for the dog to be killed. How would the charity feel if the dog had mauled a small child or something?

Read it again " after he was criticized for not doing his job properly he got angry and shot the animal". He only took this action after being chastised, typical case of lashing out after losing face.

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7 minutes ago, Seismic said:

Read it again " after he was criticized for not doing his job properly he got angry and shot the animal". He only took this action after being chastised, typical case of lashing out after losing face.

 

You conveniently ignored the bit about it chasing and biting tourists. Yes, he probably was criticized for not doing anything about it biting people so he did something.

 

That's not lashing out after losing face at all - its putting down a vicious stray. But I guess when you hate Thais as much as you clearly do (I've read your other bitter anti-Thai comments on here before) you will always look for a way to put the boot in...

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He probably did react after losing face and should be punished for letting off a firearm in public (instead of trying to catch the animal). But he deserves a smidgen of sympathy - he's in a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't situation and can't get any help from the authorities. 

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Where are the laws which protect humans from dogs?

 

And where are the laws which make dog owners responsible for their dogs? And they should also be responsible for the dogs if they throw them out on the street because they are not cute anymore.

 

Nobody should be cruel to animals. But when animals become a risk to humans something has to be done to stop them.

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3 hours ago, monkeycu said:

Why does this hotel worker require a gun and 43 bullets, and no valid reason to have them ?

 

 

"...43 bullets..."

 

Because the ammo is sold in a box of 45 or 50, not per bullet.

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