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Rottweiler attack: Civil case settled for 140,000 baht. Criminal case pending

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Rottweiler attack: Civil case settled for 140,000 baht. Criminal case pending

 

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BUENG KAN: -- The family of the Bueng Kan man mauled to death by three Rottweiler dogs has settled the civil case with the owner for 140,000 baht.

 

But second hand goods' trader Somchai Photirat, 44, will still likely face criminal prosecution for negligence after allowing his dogs out.

 

The dogs are back in their cages.

 

Fifty seven year old Somwang Thongtan was out catching rats in a field when he was attacked by the vicious animals. His body was found naked in a rubber tree plantation. He had been bitten from head to toe, reported Thai Rath.

 

Bung Karn province police chief Thiwa Bundamnern went to the local station to see the progress in the case that has made national news. He said that police were waiting on results of the autopsy before proceeding with the criminal case against the owner.

 

But both Somchai and the elder sister of the victim, Kan Waralun, 65, met and settled the civil liability case. The owner had paid an

immediate 40,000 for funeral expenses after the attack.

 

Kan called for a total of 150,000 baht which was bargained down by the owner to 140,000 baht. He paid the residue of the costs of 100,000 baht immediately.

 

Police said that the owner had accepted responsibility for the attack and had been helpful in the investigation.

 

Reporters who went to his property found the three dogs in separate cages with two meter high fences. The owner was in the process of building a further two meter high fence around his property that would be finished in four or five days, they said, so that there would be no repeat of the attack.

 

Source: Thairath

 
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The fine should be 10 times that.  I'm a huge dog lover.  If you can't train your animals and/or control them, you shouldn't have them.

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1 hour ago, 007cableguy said:

And the dogs not put down?
I really can't head round how they deal stuff here it's mind numbing!


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My dog bit a young boy I said to my wife put dog down but she said cannot kill dog in Thailand. So now it is chained up all the time. 

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The deceased sounds like he was poor and from peasant stock. (setting snares for field rats)

 

The owner of the dogs owns a scrap business, is probably ethnic Chinese and clearly has a few bob. (where there's muck, there's brass)

 

If the status of the two were reversed, I can assure you the outcome and police action or inaction would be very different.

 

Provided he now makes significant payment to the police, he will go nowhere near a prison cell now. The cops are singing his praises, he is posing confidently for the press and the deceased's family have been quickly paid off.

 

To understand Thailand better, understand that all are NOT equal before the law.

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At least he was forthcoming with paying out and/or hasn't denied responsibility as is often the case where people have been injured/killed here. But, yes, still a moron for having these animals and not looking after them properly.

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13 minutes ago, Godang said:

My dog bit a young boy I said to my wife put dog down but she said cannot kill dog in Thailand. So now it is chained up all the time. 

Not to be facetious but it always amazes me how couples with so different opinions can carry on a relationship. Maybe this is where the give and take comes in. Your wife states "cannot kill dog in Thailand" Is this one of those off the cuff comments? In the end the dog suffers by being chained up which might be worse than being put down. I always seem to glean one more particle daily of Amazing Thailand. 

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Just now, elgordo38 said:

Not to be facetious but it always amazes me how couples with so different opinions can carry on a relationship. Maybe this is where the give and take comes in. Your wife states "cannot kill dog in Thailand" Is this one of those off the cuff comments? In the end the dog suffers by being chained up which might be worse than being put down. I always seem to glean one more particle daily of Amazing Thailand. 

A lot of VETs wont put down a dog, unless it is maybe suffering immensely. 

As that is not the case you might have trouble finding someone willing to do it (ir having to do it yourself).

 

But agreed; unprovoked attacking a human is end of story for the dog. Put it down immediately before it happens again. 

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The dogs killed a guy and bargained the settlement down by THB 10k? Guy is dead and the dogs are still around ...

 

Pretty much summarises Policing and Thai law.

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2 minutes ago, Bob12345 said:

A lot of VETs wont put down a dog, unless it is maybe suffering immensely. 

As that is not the case you might have trouble finding someone willing to do it (ir having to do it yourself).

 

But agreed; unprovoked attacking a human is end of story for the dog. Put it down immediately before it happens again. 

I live to learn every day thank you. 

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42 minutes ago, Godang said:

My dog bit a young boy I said to my wife put dog down but she said cannot kill dog in Thailand. So now it is chained up all the time. 

that is one of the biggest mistake some dog owners do - chain or cage dogs full time. Chained/caged dogs are much more aggressive than dogs that can socialize with other dogs/people

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Bung Karn province police chief Thiwa Bundamnern went to the local station to see the progress in the case (NOW)that (IT) has made national news.

 

46 minutes ago, Godang said:

My dog bit a young boy I said to my wife put dog down but she said cannot kill dog in Thailand. So now it is chained up all the time. 

I was bit by an at large dog who was then chained up short. One night I went there and finished the job that should have been done the first time.

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26 minutes ago, Bob12345 said:

A lot of VETs wont put down a dog, unless it is maybe suffering immensely. 

As that is not the case you might have trouble finding someone willing to do it (ir having to do it yourself).

 

But agreed; unprovoked attacking a human is end of story for the dog. Put it down immediately before it happens again. 

I listened and watched as our neighbors dog was finally caged after many years. Only to lay in mostly one place for weeks while they walked by the poor thing screaming and suffering until it finally died. Then what did they do. Threw the carcass in the Klong next to our Mooban.

 

Unfortunately many of the posters here are accurate when they say we will never get our heads around any of this .....and much more. Different strokes......................for different folks.

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Only 140k inclusive of funeral expenses and the owner gets to keep the killer dog.  How cheap life is in the LOS!  They must be reading the same text books as North Korea just like Prayut's first education minister said.

 

Many Thai Rottweiller and Pit Bull owners with money will be encouraged to hunt peasants for fun at such a reasonable price. The Animal Protection Act would come down on them more heavily if they killed an animal. 

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3 minutes ago, Dogmatix said:

Only 140k inclusive of funeral expenses and the owner gets to keep the killer dog.  How cheap life is in the LOS!  They must be reading the same text books as North Korea just like Prayut's first education minister said.

 

Many Thai Rottweiller and Pit Bull owners with money will be encouraged to hunt peasants for fun at such a reasonable price. The Animal Protection Act would come down on them more heavily if they killed an animal. 

Killer three dogs. Pack attack.

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