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Dog beater arrested in Pattaya

PATTAYA: A group of soldiers and policemen raided a condominium in the resort town of Pattaya yesterday to arrest the building's manager for allegedly beating a stray dog on the property.

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By Khaosod English

Tuesday 14 July 2015, 10:11AM


Police inspect the crime scene several hours before they returned to arrest the condominium's manager on 13 July 2015.

Police inspect the crime scene several hours before they returned to arrest the condominium's manager on 13 July 2015.

Thawat Pinyipyoke, 50, was arrested at Pattaya City Resort Condominium by police officers from Pattaya City Police Station and soldiers from 14th Army District. 

Thawat told police – who were responding to a complaint from local residents – that he ordered his staff to drive off several stray dogs that regularly gathered on the grounds of the condominium and rummaged through garbage bins, attracting complaints from the building’s occupants.

He said he initially contacted the Pattaya City administration about the problem but officials never addressed the issue.

According to Thawat, some of the dogs resisted the eviction, so he and his staff captured them in sacks in an attempt to transport them off the property. However, one of the dogs jumped out of the sack, so he used a stick to beat the dog on the head.

"I did not intend to harm or commit any cruelty against the animal," Thawat told police officers, adding that he is willing to pay all medical bills for the dog. 

The dog was sent to a local animal hospital and is being treated for severe head injuries.

Police say they have charged Thawat with violating the 2014 Prevention of Animal Cruelty and Provision of Animal Welfare Act, which carries a maximum penalty of two years for prison for cruel or inhumane treatment of animals.

Police added that they have not charged any tof he eight Myanmar staff who helped with the effort because only Thawat confessed to beating the dog, and there is currently no evidence linking the Myanmar men to the crime.

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Richard Vickers | 16 July 2015 - 01:24:07

Yes fenbot, then after his "Be a Nice Person" class he can go pick flowers for all the poor people. Get Serious... this guy is a scumbag and deserves exactly the same treatment as he doled out to the dog. Freekin coward...clubbing the dog in the head, then saying "I did not intend to harm or commit any cruelty against the animal".

fenbot@iprimus.com.au | 14 July 2015 - 10:34:43

Perhaps instead of punishment these people could be educated, to understand that instead of driving the dogs off, another option is to  capture,sterilize, feed & be kind & have yourself some good guard dogs that won't allow other strays around.

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