Takhiantia man arrested for slaughtering horses, selling meat on FB

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A lame horse, destined for the butcher’s knife, was found in Kamlon’s backyard.
A lame horse, destined for the butcher’s knife, was found in Kamlon’s backyard.

Pattaya – Chonburi police have arrested a Takhiantia man who was charged with killing horses to sell their meat on Facebook.

Niran Kamlon, 33, was captured July 20 at his home which more closely resembled a slaughterhouse. Dealing with the smell and debris of Niran’s misdeeds, police found a horse’s skull and jawbone and another animal tied up in the back.

Niran said he’d been in the horse-slaughtering business for years. He purchased lame horses and those due for euthanizing and hired people to kill and butcher the animals.

He then sold the horse meat online and at local markets for 220 baht per kilogram.

However, he told police he stopped several months ago after being hit by a car and breaking his leg. He saw it as karma for killing horses.

He was turned in by members of a Facebook group.

While police have evidence provided by the Watchdog Thailand Foundation, they are asking any witnesses to come forward and for kind hearted people to buy the lame horses to prevent such occurrences in the future.