A mentally disturbed Thai Buddhist monk confessed to adopting cats via Facebook and beating them to death, he was arrested by the police.
This sad affair took place in the Traisoranakhom temple in the province of Chachoengsao, in eastern Thailand.
You should know that during ordination, a monk promises not to kill, he is then forbidden to take the life of any being, even a mosquito biting him.
So, from the first cat kill, he should have been defrocked.
The Watchdog Thailand Foundation (WDT), an animal rights charity, has reported the horrific discovery of acts of animal cruelty committed by this Buddhist monk.
On Wednesday May 17, the burnt carcasses of 18 cats were dug up behind the monk’s living quarters at a temple in Chachoengsao province.
The story came to light after 23-year-old Phra Phonnai Ketkaew, aka Phra Kim, contacted someone called Panipa Kongrod via Facebook and asked her to adopt four of her cats who were looking for a new home.
Panipa took the cats to the temple and was shocked when the monks warned her not to entrust her animals to Phra Kim.
They told him he didn’t like animals and that they had seen him beat at least five cats to death and set them on fire.
The monks said Phra Kim has continuously adopted cats since he was ordained a monk two years ago, but they have all gone missing.
They estimated that he had adopted 80 cats in total.
It is shocking to learn that these monks knew, but let him, rather than report him on the first kill.
Alerted by Panipa, representatives of Watchdog Thailand went to the temple on Wednesday and rescued two cats, Phra Kim’s next victims, from his living quarters.
They then found the burnt carcasses of 18 cats buried in the ground behind his quarters, the KhaoSod newspaper reported.
Police took Phra Kim to Bang Pakong Police Station for questioning after learning about the case.
Police inspected his quarters and found bloodstains on the wooden floor, bloody orange dresses, cat cages and beds, and cat food.
The monk was charged with animal cruelty.
Monks at the temple have disturbingly claimed that Phra Kim kills cats by wrapping them in his orange robes, or “angsa”, and repeatedly slapping them against the ground until they stop moving.
The monks added that Phra Kim sometimes used a tattoo needle to pierce the skin of a cat he had beaten to death.
They said Phra Kim was showing the other monks what he had done before burning the carcass in a fire behind his quarters.
The temple abbot, Phra Kru Pitaktham Sophon, 64, said he was unaware of Phra Kim’s cruel behavior towards animals.
Phra Kim was ordained a monk two years ago, the abbot said.
The abbot added that it was extremely inappropriate for Phra Kim to wear a monk’s saffron robe.
Source: The Thaiger