I love dogs, we have two now, both Springer Spaniels. Rex the oldest is 9 years old and a very good boy. Other than his unfortunate habit of occasionally eating rocks he has always been in good health and is truly a friend to all dogs and people. In spite of the love I have for our dogs, the below article indicates that the world really has lost it. Thailand apparently doesn’t fool around when it comes to free speech or the lack thereof. But it isn’t only dogs,
last year, a prominent scholar was accused of insulting a king who died 400 years ago.
BANGKOK — Thailand’s strict laws making it a crime to insult the monarchy entered new territory on Monday when a factory worker was charged with disparaging the king’s dog.
In a case brought in a Thai military court, the worker, Thanakorn Siripaiboon, was charged with making a “sarcastic” Internet post related to the king’s pet. He also faces separate charges of sedition and insulting the king.
Mr. Thanakorn could face a total of 37 years in prison for his social media posts, highlighting what has become a feverish campaign to protect the monarchy and rebuff critics of the country’s military rulers.
The precise insult toward the royal dog was not divulged by the military, according to the suspect’s lawyer, Anon Numpa.