Bali dog killer claims the poor stray that bit him had rabies (spoiler: no, it didn’t)

A person in his forties was arrested this week by the police for capturing and killing a stray canine that bit him. His excuse for the grotesque act was that the canine may need had rabies – a priority that was contradicted by a vet.

South Kuta Police Chief I Nyoman Karang Adi Putra stated right now that the killing passed off on the Puri Jimbaran Housing Advanced in Badung on Christmas Day at round 3:30pm. That afternoon, FA, 42, was driving his bike when a brown canine leapt out of nowhere to chase him and chunk his left leg.

“I attempted to search out [the dog’s] proprietor. In line with some youngsters within the space, the canine was a stray,” FA stated in a public assertion right now after present process questioning on Tuesday.

FA went dwelling to retrieve his airsoft gun and returned to the neighborhood demanding to see the canine’s proprietor, however no one got here ahead.

“Nobody responded. I assumed that the canine appeared unhealthy and was somewhat bit wobbly. So I took purpose and shot it,” he stated.

FA reportedly shot the canine on its neck and the poor animal ran to a resident’s yard. He chased after the canine and slashed it to loss of life with a sickle. FA claimed that he solely pulled out his sickle after the canine attacked him once more.

He then took the canine’s carcass and buried it close to his home earlier than going to a neighborhood well being middle to get checked for rabies. FA claimed that one in all his causes for killing the canine was to spare others from its chunk.

In line with the police, nevertheless, a veterinarian who examined the canine’s physique confirmed on Dec. 27 that the animal was, in reality, rabies-free.

“The perpetrator has confessed to what he’s completed and has publicly apologized,” stated South Kuta Police Chief Nyoman.

Below Indonesian legislation, FA could also be jailed for as much as 9 months for animal cruelty. Nevertheless, a police spokesman informed Coconuts Bali that FA was launched after he was given a verbal warning.

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