A Thai elephant is being hailed as a kind of “working class hero” for goring his cruel owner to death and then ripping his body in half after the man made the pissed-off pachyderm work in the unbearable Thailand heat!
Local news outlets Thaiger and Kaosod reported that the attack occurred in the Takua Thung district of Phang Nga province at a rubberwood plantation. The plantation does use elephants in the way we would use heavy machinery here in the US.
On the morning of August 17, police found the dismembered body of 32-year-old Supachai Wongfaed in a pool of blood at the plantation. The elephant was still around and had to be sedated with a dart by animal rescue workers so that Wongfaed’s mutilated body could be retrieved from the scene.
Officers determined he had been stabbed by the elephant’s tusks multiple times before finally being ripped into two pieces by the angry beast!
Wongfaed was working with the animal at the plantation. Investigators believe the elephant lost its cool after being forced by the owner to work and haul rubberwood in extreme heat.
Many say that the elephant’s actions were justified, and since the story went viral, people on the internet have come out in support of the 22-year-old beast with a harmless-sounding name — Pom Pam — for standing up to the cruel owner.
In fact, he’s being hailed as a working-class hero on the internet for taking things into his own tusks.
This is not the first time such an incident transpired in parts of the world where these magnificent animals are used as beasts of burden. In fact, maybe we are experiencing something of an “elephant uprising.”
Last month, another elephant killed its owner for hostile working conditions in the province of Nakhon Sri Thammarat.
According to Thaiger, the elephant used its tusks to kill its handler and “stood to watch his corpse for hours” post-mortem.
“Locals told police the mahout had taken the elephant up a hill to work,” reported the Thai news outlet. “They suspected that the elephant was stressed from work, which is why it stabbed its [handler] to death.”
Back in June, another attack, this one in India, shocked the world.
The Press Trust of India reported that a 70-year-old woman was trampled to death by an elephant for unknown reasons.
The elephant trekked for miles to reunite with her at her funeral, knocking her body off the pyre and trampling her one more time!