Fury erupts over idiot who hit giraffe with his motorbike

Nuntiya Mahathein / Facebook
Image: Nuntiya Mahathein / Facebook

While the authorities have yet to conclude what killed a giraffe on the run in Chachoengsao province, people are seeing red after footage of its Tuesday escape shows a motorbike rider intentionally drive into the scared animal’s legs.

The search for the animal came to a tragic end yesterday with the discovery of its drowned body in a roadside lotus pond. While speculation has spread that it drowned after being drugged on the truck or hit with a tranquilizer dart, some have questioned what kind of injuries it sustained when an unidentified dickhead hit it while it was galloping down the road.

A video clip posted online by Facebook user Nuntiya Mahathein has been watched more than 1 million times as of this morning. Shot from her car, she witnessed the 7 meters animal running in the opposite direction on the other side of the highway.

Giraffe who fled Thai zoo fate has been found. Dead and drowned in a pond.

It shows one motorbike rider speed up to hit the animal’s legs.

The giraffe was found dead a day and a half later, just a few hundred meters from Highway 304. The authorities have said it was 3 but did not specify its gender.

“Hell’s empty and all the devils are here. WHAT THE HELL’S WRONG WITH YOU???” Facebook user Redsta Aomtantan wrote.

Some called for the motorbike rider to be prosecuted.

“I’m so angry now. I hope the police catch this guy. Animals’ lives matter too!” Boonkanok Nikomanantachai wrote.

The cause of the death of the giraffe has not officially declared pending forensic results, according to Duang Kewkacha of Safari World – the company who operates the soon-to-open zoo in Prachinburi where the giraffes were headed.

Duang said the giraffe was a part of a vehicle convoy transporting 68 giraffes flown from Africa. Duang said his company had obtained a permit to operate the zoo and has proceeded with everything under the law.

That may be true in part because there are few regulations to satisfy to obtain a zoo permit, thus the proliferation of horrendous and exploitative “wildlife zoos” throughout the kingdom.

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