Friday, March 19, 2010

UPDATE from Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better - Shocking Cruelty in Public!!!

Yet another horrific case of cruelty to dogs in Malaysia. What is this country coming to? I don't even want to live here anymore. This place sucks. After 8 years of living in this hellhole i feel nothing but hatred and bitterness towards the authorities and even most of the people. Read on and as usual, spread the word..

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Just when we thought we can take a short break from advocacy and update our supporters about our rescue work - this crops up. We are shocked and appalled that human beings can actually resort to such cruelty. The letter says the six young people were told that the dog had been tied-up like that for quite a while - didn't it kick the conscience of the people who had passed by? Our rescuer friend Miza Nordin says she will go an look for the dog this evening as it definetely needs medical attention. The stick has also been identified as the pole used by council dog catchers. So, there must be truth that the dog was tied in that position by DBKL workers. We called KTM and its public relations officer Fazil said he too was shocked with the pictures. He has asked for emails to be directed to him and said he would redirect them all to the KTMB president.

Here's the letter which appeared in Malaysiakini. Take a look at the picture.

M Nisha
Mar 17, 10

I am writing because of a grievous incident that took place on Monday, March 15 at about 3pm at Kepong Central KTM Station. My friends and I (six of us) were there to take the train to the Bank Negara station.

After parking our cars, we heard a dog howling, more like a painful cry. Then, we noticed a dog being tied to the grill (steel fence) of the KTM station. As we approached the dog, we stood aghast at the sight.

The stray dog's leg and neck was tied very tightly to the grill and a piece of wood had been shoved down inside its throat! The dog was bleeding and its feces were all around it. The string was attached to a pole in the KTM station.

Immediately, we confronted the KTM workers. They said that it was done by Kuala Lumpur City Hall workers because a minister was to be visiting the station next week. They failed to explain further.

At once, we called the SPCA and the Paws animal welfare society. The SPCA responded efficiently by informing us that an animal control officer would be there soon. We made a slight commotion in front of the KTM station but the KTM workers were not concerned at all.

After about an hour, as we were returning to the KTM Kepong Central Station, we received a call from the SPCA officer stating that the dog was now not tied up and was moving around. When we arrived, the dog was limping. The same KTM workers avoided us as we tried to confront them. A passer-by told us that the dog has been that way for quite some time.

The SPCA officer could not capture the dog as it walked away for quite a distance. He advised us to write to the media and to the SPCA as well.

Doenn't our country's animal rights support the idea that an animal has the right to live its life without being harmed and hurt by humans? We realize that people define the meaning of animal rights and abuse in different ways but aren't the citizens of our country merciful?

This dog could have been just put to sleep if it had been harming the public or causing a nuisance. Why stick a wooden stick down its throat?

So people, its back to pushing for justice again.

KTMB - write to:
Fazil - 03- 22631106


Y. Bhg. Datuk Seri Ahmad Fuad Bin Ismail
Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-2617 9070

En. Mohamad Salleh bin Abdullah
Pegawai Khas I Datuk Bandar
Tel: 603-2617 9075

En. Md Aznan bin Md. Zain
Pegawai Khas II Datuk Bandar
Tel: 603-2617 9066

DBKL's man in charge of dog catching

Dr. Zainol Ariffin bin Pawanchee
603-2027 5301

Aduan DBKL:

03-2617 9925
03-2617 9936

Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Ministry (Under which DBKL falls)

YB. Dato' Raja Nong Chik
bin Dato' Raja Zainal Abidin

Roslima bt. Muhammad
Pembantu Khas Menteri

Zainor binti Mohd Nor
Pembantu Tadbir (Kesetiausahaan) Menteri

Shazril Fariza bin Faridam
Setiausaha Sulit Kanan

Deputy Minister

YB. Datuk M. Saravanan
Timbalan Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan
Dan Kesejahteraan Bandar

Suria Kumar a/l Subramaniam
Setiausaha Sulit Kanan Timbalan Menteri

Deputy Minister in charge of public complaints at the Prime Minister's Department
Datuk T. Murugiah



Bobby said...

I have so much admiration for you and the people who are campaigning for justice for animals.
It is so heart breaking that people can care so little, that they can pass by a dog in such distress and do nothing.
It is down right cruelty, we have people who are cruel to animals, as they are to humans behind closed doors. But that would not be allowed to happen. You must feel so down hearted sometimes.

meowmeowmans said...

OMG. Those photos are just horrific. I don't even know what to say, but know that we are purring and praying for you. You are making a difference, and you are doing good.

havetailwillwag said...

hi friends!
i don't personally have anything to do with this case.. just forwarding the information.. if had been the one to find that poor dog, i probably would've gone hysterical or hyperventilated and passed out. i'll update about this poor dog as soon as i hear something about him..