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Dogs found tied and dumped on Army officer’s orders ‘now safe’

Breaking News January 06, 2019 18:30

By The Nation

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Two dogs, who were left to suffer the hot sun for seven hours with their legs and mouths tied up and then dumped at a dumpsite in Lop Buri province on New Year’s eve on the orders of a senior military officer, are now safe, according to Watchdog Thailand (WDT).



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WDT said on its Facebook page that the unnamed officer had got angry because earlier that day, when he was on his morning bike exercise, he was troubled by the dogs. The dogs, which lived in the vicinity, reportedly chased him, so he ordered his subordinates to catch and punish them.

The dogs were tied and left in the hot sun until 4pm. Even as they were barely able to breathe, they were taken away to be discarded at a dumpsite about three kilometres from the base.

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WDT reported about the “most dismal animal abuse committed by the head soldier of a Military Base in Lop Buri” to the authorities at the dawn of the New Year. A private had exposed the Army men’s actions by posting about the abuse on social media.

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This led to a search for the two dogs. One dog, named Thong Lai, was found last week while the other, named Dam Noi, was found on Sunday. 

WDT quoted the Royal Thai Army as reporting that the Army chief had instructed all agencies to desist from holding a press conference to argue the case.

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The Army also promised to protect the unnamed whistle-blower private and his family. Veterinarians were called in to check on and provide treatments to the two dogs, which were under the Army’s care, the WDT said.

Photo from: Watchdog Thailand

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