The porcupines, who had been captured from the wild, were the man's pets, and he no longer wanted them. After however many months of incorrect care, and possibly hours stuck in the bags under the hot Thai sun, they were about to give up. One already had.
"One was dead on arrival, two were in critical conditions suffering from severe heatstroke, and the other could just about walk around," WFFT said. "Transporting any animals is highly stressful and when not done properly in such hot weather it can end in death, as we have seen today."