Phonchanok Srisunaklua Might Face 5 Years In Prison For Uploading Herself Eating Bat Soup

Phonchanok Srisunaklua

Phonchanok Srisunaklua, a Thai blogger, was detained after uploading a video on YouTube in which she is seen eating an entire bat in a bowl of soup. The soup was made using the carcass and some cherry tomatoes. Phonchanok even described the taste of bat as “wonderful” in the video.

She also compares the dead bat to “eating raw flesh” in the video. The worst moment for most viewers was when the blogger cut the animal apart before soaking it in a hot sauce called Nim Jam and devouring it. The video also shows the blogger saying that the bat had fangs and fragile bones. As the video got viral, netizens were concerned and reported it. Several individuals have stated that consuming and advocating the consumption of such animals may have negative health consequences. People in the comments section also linked eating the bat to the Covid-19 epidemic, citing the virus’s genesis as a similar incidence. According to police reports, the YouTuber faces a 5-year jail sentence. Phonchanok was also fined 500,000 baht (about $13,800).

Phonchanok Srisunaklua

Netizens reacted to a blogger eating a bat after the video was removed from the channel.

Many individuals on the internet linked the bat-eating occurrence to the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic at the end of 2019. The now-deleted video caused quite a commotion on social media, with many individuals expressing disgust after watching it. One person stated it wasn’t appropriate, while others called it “vile” and “disgusting.”

Others felt the blogger only posted the video to get likes and fame. One netizen reacted, saying:

“startling behavior just wanting attention for likes… very sad.”

Phonchanok Srisunaklua was detained for having protected wildlife corpses in her hands

Phonchanok Srisunaklua, a teacher in Thailand, faces a 5-year jail sentence and a 500,000-baht fine. In Sakhon Nakhon province, Thailand, she is being prosecuted for possessing protected animal corpses and breaching the Computer Crimes Act. With over 400,000 social media followers, she said in the video that she was not attempting to transmit the coronavirus. She went on to say that many people in her area consume bats and other animals.

Phonchanok Srisunaklua

Many social media users shared the video because they thought it was unpleasant and dangerous. Several people said that the video was hazardous since the globe had seen a large viral onslaught in the previous two years as a result of a similar incidence. Furthermore, when the video went viral, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised the public not to consume bats owing to a variety of health problems.

Although the blogger claimed that the bat had been cooked and could not have transmitted illness, the CDC claims otherwise. Top authorities have said that even touching the saliva, blood, or skin may be dangerous, and have urged people not to consume bats.