Monday, November 01, 2010

Ipoh City Council Shoots And Kills Elderly Person's Therapy Dog

(Please click HERE for the latest update on this story that we are following right now)

UPDATE 3 (6pm, Nov 2: Here's a latest response from someone who suffered a same fate from the MBI:

I am very sorry for her loss..My family and I went through the same thing in August..

My dog was wearing a licensed tag too and they shot her right outside my kitchen where she would normally be after doing her morning business..

I heard her painful cry and i opened the windows to see them dragging her bloody body towards the main road..my house was the second so they left a trail of blood behind..

I woke my brother and we both ran outside to stop them from taking away my dead dog..i shouted "BERHENTI" as loud as i could but one of the man just smirked at me and called the driver to "Jalan-jalan" ignoring both me and my brother..

We went after them in our car but they were nowhere to be seen..

Our poor dog was with us for 6 years..she was a stray went she came into our house seeking for shelter to give birth to her puppies..we then took her in and gave her a collar and tag hoping that this incident will never happen to her..but to our dismay..it still did..

I have heard many similar stories from many people concerning the MBI shootings of dogs..some even have to witness the shooting right in front of them while others begged on their knees for their dog's life but to no avail..they still simply run around killing tagged and untagged dogs..whats the point of our tags if it doesnt even secure our dogs' safety??

I wrote to The Star about this issue but they never published it..nor did SPCA reply me..i am very heartbroken to see so many beloved dogs get killed over the inhuman MBI..they laugh at our loss when they have caused it..not a tiny bit of remorse over their cruel act..

I condemn them with all my heart and i really hope this animal cruelty will stop!!
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 5:41:00 PM
 

UPDATE 2: PETPOSITIVE has issued a press statement this morning to the media on the therapy dog-shooting by MBI. We hope to see our statement on print very soon.

Please keep your comments coming in. Thank you! 

UPDATE 1: 

A close friend of our elderly member, Martin Jalleh, writes to PET+BLOGSPOT on his thoughts about the shocking dog-shooting incident:





The senior citizen whom you have highlighted in your story dear Anthony is a very close friend of my family!
In fact I visited her this morning after hearing from her son that she was distraught and depressed over the shooting of her beloved dog.
Till now she cannnot understand the logic of the shooting of her dog who has been a faithful friend and companion to her and gave her the security which even the police in the area cannot provide.
It is very irresponsible, insensitive and to say but the least "idiotic" of the Ipoh City Council to shoot the dog -- which was wearing a licensed tag. The fact that the dog had a tag meant it was not a stray dog but it has an owner.
If the Council's dog shooters are itching for some action why not go on their rounds and threaten to shoot the council's workers who laze and lepak most of the day instead of doing their work!
Thanks for highlighting this merciless act by the Ipoh City Council!
Martin (Jalleh)


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DATELINE IPOH, PERAK:

An elderly woman is still very much in a state of shock, grief and disbelief this evening since her animal-assisted therapy dog was shot and killed by the Ipoh City Council (MBI) on Saturday. 

The incident happened in Taman Merdeka just before eight in the morning. 
 
The 75-year old was about to take her ten-year old companion dog named Spunk for his daily walk when she suddenly remembered that she had forgotten to bring a roll of toilet paper with her. 
The tissues were to promptly pick up the poop after Spunk had defecated - a responsible pet practice that she has been faithfully observing since she first got her canine.

She told Spunk to wait at the gate - which he obediently did - whilst she disappeared into the house for a moment. 

When she came out, Spunk was gone!

She rushed out to the gate only to see Spunk fleeing for his dear life from the MBI's dogcatchers in their lorry.

The dog and the vehicle soon disappeared out of sight. 

Then suddenly to her dismay and horror, the elderly woman heard an ominous gunfire ring out in the neighbourhood.

All she found afterward was a pool of Spunk's blood on the road. 

The dogcatchers had taken away her beloved dog.

"My darling Spunk was a wonderful companion to me over the years since my husband passed away and I have been living alone," the elderly woman told PET+BLOGSPOT.

"He has been a joy to have around and was a super watchdog not only in the house but outside as well during our exercise walks," she added.

"What the council did to my therapy dog and me as a senior citizen was downright insensitive and cruel," said the woman almost in tears.

"I don't know how I am going to face life now that my companion is no longer with me," she added. 

The elderly woman who is a PETPOSITIVE member suffered a spate of sad happenings recently. 

Her only daughter passed away last year. 

Another companion canine that she had, besides Spunk, died in her sleep two months ago. 

The senior pet owner had never failed to license both her dogs since she had them. 

Spunk was wearing his license when the MBI dogcatchers cruelly hunted him down.  

"Shooting and killing my aunt's sole and special companion who took care of her and which she took care of was an act of cowardice that has no forgiveness," said her niece to PET+BLOGSPOT in a telephone interview from Petaling Jaya in the state of Selangor.

PETPOSITIVE condemns the MBI's action and calls on the Mayor Dato' Haji Roshidi Bin Haji Hashim to outlaw all dog shooting activity in the city at once.

Meanwhile, a check with the Ipoh Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has revealed that the NGO's attempts to stop dog-shooting in Ipoh has only fallen on deaf ears.

PETPOSITIVE has made a complaint of the incident to M Kulasegaran, the Member of Parliament of Ipoh Barat where Taman Merdeka falls under.

Please write a polite letter to the MBI's mayor to express your outrage over what had happened to our member and demand for the end of dog-shooting in Ipoh immediately.

Kindly write a similar note to the Acting Director of Health Encik Mohd Alias B Kamaruddin.

The email to write to is: aduan@mbi.gov.my 

You may also call up the MBI's hotline: 05-255 1515. 

The MBI Webpage address is: 

http://www.mbi.gov.my/web/guest/maklum_balas


We also encourage all our readers to write to the media calling for the end to dog-shooting at once.

You may also comment your reactions in our Blog. Please note that only polite and constructive messages will be published.

Thank you for your support!  

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55 comments:

Anonymous said...

More animal related NGO should stage a very strong protest against the city council for such a gruesome murder. Damn sick of all these irresponsible council staff.

From Terrassie Lau Petpositive Empowerment Facebook

Anthony SB Thanasayan said...

Thanks Terrassie. You are right. Animal groups, despite their differences, should come together for a common cause and speak up so that such cowardly practice from governments will be stopped.

Anonymous said...

TOTALLY DISGUSTING BEHAVIOR! AUTHORITIES HAVE GONE TO THE "DOGS", LITERALLY!

From Jessy Chahal on Petpositive Empowerment on Facebook.

Anthony SB Thanasayan said...

Hi Jessy, our society is slowly becoming out of control - if left unchecked.

Anonymous said...

Extremely depressing. Am going home now to give my lab a good hug . . .

MS via email

Anonymous said...

One word: SICKENING!

From ADK on Petpositive Empowerment in Facebook.

Anonymous said...

Can't stop shaking over the latest shooting of someone's pet in Malaysia. Not that there is ever an excuse, but they didn't even try to find out whether the dog had an owner. I want to cry for the 75-year-old woman who has lost her best friend and companion. How does one survive that?

ADK in Facebook.

Santi Vardhana said...

Dear Sir,
I am most appalled by the action of the Council's dog catching or dog shooting unit. We had a similar experience last year when a stray dog that used to frequent our temple for food was mercilessly shoot by the Seberang Jaya Council.

However, to be fair, the problem of stray dogs, which sometimes can a nuisance for the public, need to be addressed to stop the act of shooting dogs. As a society how could we provide better care for strays?

Anthony SB Thanasayan said...

You raise very good points Santi. You are right, the answer is not in killing stray dogs but managing their population effectively and humanely.

An workable way is to spay them to stop the spread of unwanted animals. Another is to educate pet owners on responsible pet ownership. Pet owners are the ones who contribute to strays when they abandon their animals.

To do any of these, local councils must first set up a canine committee made up of animal NGOs and local authorities to discuss matters.

Santi Vardhana said...

That stray was a special one. We call him Bhakta Puri because his favorite Krishna prasadam is the Indian bread puri which is cooked in ghee. He even used to come for early morning puja by standing at the temple entrance and watch the arati until it is over.

It was a sad for us when we heard he was shot. We regretted why we didn't get a license for him.

Anonymous said...

It is horrendous, even more because it is policy. Please write to mbi@mbi.gov.my and aduan@mbi.gov.my to express your outrage. There are too many stories like this, too many deaths and too many broken hearts.

ADK from Facebook.

Jianhui said...

I'm very sad because dog should be human's best friend. I just can't fathom why certain segment of our society hates dog so much.

Anonymous said...

This was published in the NST on the 16th of August 2010:

"Ipoh may stop shooting strays"

IPOH: The Ipoh City Council wants to find an alternative to shooting stray cats and dogs to reduce their numbers in the city.

Datuk Bandar Datuk Roshidi Hashim announced that the city council may put their guns down for good once a more humane solution to deal with the strays is found.

"We are discussing with the Perak Veterinary Services Department and a few voluntary veterinarians from charity organisations. Hopefully, we will be able to implement some of the ideas soon," he said after attending Animal Awareness Day event organised by Ipoh Noah's Ark, an animal rescue organisation, yesterday.

Roshidi said he was aware that the city council's shooting methods had drawn flak from the public and added that he wanted to change the negative perception that the council did not care for animal welfare.

"Our aim is to come up with a win-win solution to ensure that animal welfare is not compromised as we try to keep our city free of strays."
___________________________________

Based on this article, the council has not stopped the shooting of strays as of yet and this could probably be because of lack of facilities and so forth.

Nonetheless until they finally stop this old school approach, the MPI dog shooters should NOT be shooting any dogs with collars (with or without licenses) even if they're unleashed.

According to "archaic" guidelines on stray animal shooting (and logically), the shooter should ascertain that an animal was never owned before making the decision to pull the trigger.

Nevermind being collared or not, the shooter should also look for other signs of ownership by studying the behavior of the animal or even by opening their mouths and asking around first.

In addition, what is the use of MBI having compound fines for Dog Licensing Act [MBI] 1990-(Undang-Undang Kecil Perlesenan Anjing [MBI] [Pindaan] 1990) if they just go around shooting like they're on some hunting expedition?

And what about public endangerment? There have been so many cases of that as well in this country. If you ask me, shooting municipals should take a page from our neighbouring country Singapore and learn from the Agri-food & Veterinary Authority's (AVA) mistakes rather than continue to make more of their own - The AVA dog shooters accidently shot a man dead on the 2nd of November 1998 and have ceased all dog shooting activities since then.

Nuff said!

Anonymous said...

I heard Ronnie Liu is coming up with a proper guideline in handling the dogs. He better make sure he does it well and bodes down with animal lovers. Our Sepang council have halt all dog catching until Dr Xavier comes up with a proper pound.

Terrassie Lau from Petpositive Empowerment.

Anthony SB Thanasayan said...

Yes, Ronnie Liu is coming up with a guideline (if he has not issued it already) to all local councils IN SELANGOR on how to properly manage crisis situations like what happening in Kuala Langat with the nine pedigree dogs needlessly put down.

But please remember that this only applies to Selangor - and NOT Ipoh which is under Barisan rule now.

So it is still very important - in my view - for the NGO themselves to become key places with local councils if change for animals is to come about.

I'm glad to hear that the Sepang Council is waiting for Dr Xavier's big plan to have a proper pound (at least the first in Malaysia) that will serve as a benchmark for all other local councils.

Anonymous said...

City council staffs are bunch of idiots.....! Should shoot them like how they do it to the dogs and drag them around (to see how they feel).

From Puvaneswari Narayanasamy on Petpositive Empowerment on Facebook.

Anonymous said...

Malaysia and Malaysians claims itself and themselves as civilized and living in modern times but the events show how primitive some of us are. We can build the twin towers, the 100 floor buildings but not have a proper animal management. Those calling them Datos and running the country are nothing but uneducated fools, there is no humanity in this people. May they suffer the same suffering as the dogs they shoot.

Anonymous said...

this is really too much...is this what they're doing when there are so many other things they could be doing like taking care of the street's rubbish and overloaded dumpsites?
Killing is wrong and they really are showing how vulgar n cruel malaysians can be to everyone around the world.
hooligans

Grinner Wolf said...

Times like these I wish I were a practicing lawyer. I'd sue the ipoh city council on behalf of the poor dog owner and do it pro bono too. I'd go all the way to the federal court if I have to.

I pray to the Almighty that those responsible for this atrocity get their comeuppance soon.

Anonymous said...

"If im not mistaken all of us r gods creation! den y d hell r there dis group of idioits whoz acting like dis as if dey dun hv brains!! wat satisfaction r dey getting by killing dis poor little ones!!!
i second ur opinion Puvanes. let dem get d taste of being treated in such a way!"

Caroline on Petpositive Empowerment on Facebook

Anonymous said...

"What kind of humans are this council workers !!!Your deeds are worst than wild animals !!!
Did your God tells you its alright to kill !!!!
WTF man,go get a life."

SuperSnake Cobra from Petpositive Empowerment on Facebook.

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry for her loss..My family and I went through the same thing in August..

My dog was wearing a licensed tag too and they shot her right outside my kitchen where she would normally be after doing her morning business..

I heard her painful cry and i opened the windows to see them dragging her bloody body towards the main road..my house was the second so they left a trail of blood behind..

I woke my brother and we both ran outside to stop them from taking away my dead dog..i shouted "BERHENTI" as loud as i could but one of the man just smirked at me and called the driver to "Jalan-jalan" ignoring both me and my brother..

We went after them in our car but they were nowhere to be seen..

Our poor dog was with us for 6 years..she was a stray went she came into our house seeking for shelter to give birth to her puppies..we then took her in and gave her a collar and tag hoping that this incident will never happen to her..but to our dismay..it still did..

I have heard many similar stories from many people concerning the MBI shootings of dogs..some even have to witness the shooting right in front of them while others begged on their knees for their dog's life but to no avail..they still simply run around killing tagged and untagged dogs..whats the point of our tags if it doesnt even secure our dogs' safety??

I wrote to The Star about this issue but they never published it..nor did SPCA reply me..i am very heartbroken to see so many beloved dogs get killed over the inhuman MBI..they laugh at our loss when they have caused it..not a tiny bit of remorse over their cruel act..

I condemn them with all my heart and i really hope this animal cruelty will stop!!

juzaweebit said...

This is ridiculous n unjustified. I agree that all animal welfare groups should join forces to fight this. We shouldn't be fighting against one another but together because we are fighting for the same cause.

My heart breaks just reading this article. Why are we punishing responsible owners? Not every dog outside is a stray and there are many ways to compound a dog but not like this.

I find that writing to the newspapers can be a futile effort as I have submitted a few complaints only to have them severely edited or ignored. But we have to keep on fighting, we ourselves have to create awareness when media fails. Knowledge is power and we have to keep on pushing the boundaries.

I volunteer at the Dogs' Refuge Home in Perth, Australia and I could only wish that Malaysia can achieve what they (Australia) have achieve in terms of animal welfare.

I'm wondering how come there isn't any Malaysian Animal Rescue program on tv? It's probably hard but it could be televised on YouTube instead.

Arggh. This just pisses me off.

Adelene

Anonymous said...

Thanks for highlighting this issue yesterday. Spunk was my mate's mum's dog. Hopefully, something will be done to stop such cruelty and heartlessness (and mindlessness) and Spunk's murder will not be in vain

Alison Murugesu from Petpositive Empowerment on Facebook.

Anonymous said...

"How awful, I wrote an email to them."

Patty Kuhner from Petpositive Empower on Facebook,

adavi said...

Spunk was my Aunt's dog, her companion, friend, guard and her family. She has been traumatised and is grieving. A cruel act of cowards. I will be happy to work with anyone else to push for changes in our laws and regulations.

Surely there are enough Malaysians who know what happened was wrong and care.

Anonymous said...

What a terrible thing to happen, and it shouldn't be allowed to happen.
Does anyone know where can I find the government /local council policy on dog shooting?
Surely there must be some accountability when properly licenced dogs are shot? Who is regulating those employed to shoot strays? Are there many incidents like the one reported above?
Thank you

Patty said...

Fw: Shooting of old therapy dog.Tuesday, November 2, 2010 11:09 PMFrom: "Patty Kuhner" Add sender to ContactsTo: mbi@mbi.gov.myMBI Government



You should be ashamed of yourself, shooting an old therapy dog. Dogs have feelings and emotions and it is cruel and inhumane.

For one thing, there are better ways, like euthanasia. For another thing, this dog belonged to someone who loved it.

You need to ban dog shootings at once.

Patty Kuhner
USA

Anonymous said...

why all this cruelty.....is it really bout the animals, or safety issues to the public (strays), cleanliness. Let then kill all cats and fish as well. i mean cats are free at night and kill birds which trouble the ecosystem and fish in aquariums? that is just a waste of water?
or is there any other hidden agenda. is this the way 'one malaysia' is? where we only obey one system, culture or understanding. is this what Malaysia has become? just a place to create fear?
people walking around with guns...shooying and enjoying it. that is the problem....not the dogs! people killing pets which to many of us are considered as family members....that is the problem. the government pretending to be blind...that is the problem....and they aepect us to believe they care....to believe that they listen to ALL MALAYSIANS...hahahah!!!!

Angry Citizen said...

I am horrified by such cruelty. Just because dogs are not an animal to be touched by Muslims doesn't mean these guys can just kill them. Plus, it belongs to an owner who has followed all rules and regulations to make the dog legal.

If there are plenty of dogs and shooting them is the way to get rid of them, then how about cats and rats? Shoot them too.

Do not understand why can't the City Council just come together and find a solution other than shooting the dogs. That's the easy way out and a waste of taxpayers money in paying them.

Anonymous said...

I am so sad for you .
They also shot our dog , in front of the gate of our house , they come shoot dogs every month in our factory area ... Fiercely and proud of their licence to kill .
This should STOP !!!
Please join a group we built with friends :
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=100344563351589&v=wall&ref=share#!/group.php?gid=100344563351589

Ryan said...

gonverments are so selfish for this
even them have lifes
who the hell they think they are to take people's life?
imagine if a police shot their children to death and leave them alone?
what would they feel?
maybe what are they thinking is like
" owh i dont care, it's just a dog.
i hate dogs anyway"

chickenluck said...

My condolences. If it was me, I'd run to them and smack the shit out of them.

Anonymous said...

OMG! A poor lovely dog being shot by those MBI shooter scumbags even it wears a license tag on its neck!? WTF! Those bastards should be shot dead like how's the innocent dog was done to!

Anonymous said...

These are senseless killings. Everyone should condemn such murders. The owners of the dogs should not accept any apologies from the council. They should take action, sue the council for causing them pain, grief and the loss of their beloved pets. Deepest sympathies to the owners.

Anonymous said...

What do you expect? Bapa buat, anak ikut. Altantuya was C4'd by the top,MACC murdered TBH, Detainees die in lockups, police shoot innocent children and dog catchers naturally shoot dogs at will.

I love animals said...

A good day to everyone at PET-BLOGSPOT, my hats off to you guys for running this website and subsequently spreading awareness on animal cruelty. I read with deep sorrow and anger on the heartless actions of the officers in MBI and I condemn those disgusting barbaric conducts of those officers. It makes you wonder how do they live with themselves. Its a well known fact that animal rights in this country is almost non existent, but what occurred recently has reached an all time low. I feel the extreme pain and sadness the elderly women must be going through right now and all that I can offer right now is my condolences. However, I call upon the mayor of Ipoh to act swiftly upon this matter. Lets not give the world another reason to look at our country and call us a joke. After all, lets not forget animals too are the Almighty's creation and who are we to take their lives.

Shaharul Shafie said...

another portal www.kl-today.com has put on this issue on the website. This news website stands at top 1,500 best sites in Malaysia. As for those feel this is unfair doing to the dog especially killing of the tag dogs within the house yard, please go to the police and make report.SPCA must made all these bad things made by MBI public and use politics as solution.

Anonymous said...

The best way to stop this is to show up when they come in our gardens .
To make noise , to scold them . They will not dare to shoot ( at the moment, unless their Putrajaya is in danger , hem hem ) . I did and I saved a dog.
They came 1 month later but very early in the morning , they even shot some puppies few weeks old ,hidden in the longkang ...Later , people burned them ...Disgusting!!!

I personnaly dont care to die if I know I am right . Anyone else?

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Anonymous said...

If Anson Wong is sentence to 5 years inprinsonment, these dog murderers should be sentence to no lesser terms than than.

Anonymous said...

Well I think I should start shooting MBI people too. Because they do not have a collar around their neck and they are strays. I have not been using my .22 for a long long time... hmmmm....

Anonymous said...

The use of shotting guns in public should be banned as it will endanger the life of the public. Even the police officers are not allowed to pull out their guns unnecessarily. Nobody knows when unfortunate events may happen!

Laurie said...

I am appalled and disgusted at the atrocity of these shootings and my heart truly goes out to the families who suffered the loss of their beloved pets at the hands of the merciless and sadistic MBI dog shooters.

I am an animal lover, but personally do not have any dogs as pets right now though I used to many years back. I now have cats and they are part of my family. I seriously don't know what I'd do if this happened to them but I'm sure there will be some level of violence involved.

Shooting helpless animals who can't speak in their defense is as bad as shooting an infant who has not learnt to speak.

But of course in this society, most would discriminate against animals because, well, to them that's exactly what they are...ANIMALS.

They fail to see and understand that animals, if given proper love and care, can be truly amazing companions. But of course, only a person with a heart can see that and MBI is a lost cause in this case.

The dog shooters of MBI are worse than pariahs or any of the animals they've killed. They are the ones who should be shot without a second thought. It's just sick and I'm truly amazed that no one has put a stop to this. Just wait till the dog shooters kill a dog belonging to some important politician or a big shot in MBI!

And to those who commented that if MBI is going around shooting dogs
they might as well shoot cats too, please be more sensitive to pet owners. We would hate to give MBI any more ideas now, would we?

Anonymous said...

All the noise and shouting will be just that, noise and shouting as nothing will be done against those who did this. At the end of the day, it will be karma which will take over as they will suffer 100x worse than what they have done to those poor animals. A slow and horrible death awaits in the form of cancer, Parkinson's disease etc etc...

Anonymous said...

Those chap are worst then dogs.
See Dog Intelligent and you judge:

http://video.xin.msn.com/watch/video/dog-owns-the-dance-floor/1j8etx85o

Anonymous said...

This is just so NOT right. Animals has life too! This is consider as a criminal act, where's justice?! These people pray million times a day also useless

Anonymous said...

"For as long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace.

For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.

Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love."

— Pythagoras (582-497 BC)

Laurie said...

Hi all,

I've started a Facebook group in an attempt to stop all these merciless killings. Don't know how impactful it'll be but please do join and add your friends too. Thanks.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_115268025202343

Anonymous said...

I was shocked to know about this, this is totally inhuman. They shouldn't just shoot at any dog that is on the road instantly! They should at least caught the dog, put it at nearby shelter for a few days. If the dog has owner, the owner will claim the dog as soon as possible instead of killing the dog instantly.
I'm pretty sure it's not hard to actually differentiate a stray dog and dog with owner, what's more the dog has tag!
I'm totally speechless about this. The MBI is totally maniac for doing this cruelty against animals and by ignoring the owner even though the owner try to stop them. Not even a slight of guilty in them, how could he smirk when they just killed someone's pet?
THIS HAS TO BE STOPPED!

gabe said...

Sickening!

I hope there is karma.

Perhaps, those 'killers' should be re-born as stray dogs.

Anonymous said...

What a shame and a waste but you know what I don't have any hope that things will change. I live overseas and the way we care for our animals here is something that many sectors of the Malaysian society will never do. They will continue to be irresponsible and put the lives of our animals at risk because you do not find accountability amongst them. Best way is to not let your dogs out at all. Take them out for a walk and if you're not there with them then they stay indoors others you'll find trigger happy council staff pulling the trigger. Funny though...only a certain sector in the Malaysian society that would stoop so low. Need I say more???

Asha said...

What a horrible thing to happen. Unfortunately I do not think that things will change, nor will there be any action taken.
This is Malaysia after all, a country that can only be proud to be the leader in negative issues.
I suspect dog shooting is a simple case of several officials having distorted views of their religion teachings.
Perhaps it time to start shooting the cats too..They are a nuisance too aren't they?

Anonymous said...

To many non animal lovers, a dog is just a pest who roams around and causes nuisance. yes, they are soundless, but they have a life too, feelings and emotions and they relate to human better than our own kind. This inhumane act by the Ipoh council shows how "LOW" they have become in this society. What we do not understand is why don't they go round shooting stray cats? Are cats too fast for them or it's not in their past time shooting list? What we do know is for every dog shot, they are compensated!! And that is true - because they pocket RM30-40 for every dog shot. It sickens me nobody would reprimand these heartless Malaysians!!

Anonymous said...

It is illegal to shoot a pet dog that is clearly wearing a collard license, worse still if the animal is within home premises. You can sue the authorities for doing this. If the judge is gutless then I suggest you take pictures or videos of the dog shooters and post them on you tube to expose this shameful practice. Only a stupid inbred dog shooter would kill a licensed animal. The idiot is mostly ignorant of the law like his supervisors.

A civilized society is judged by how it treats the poor, unemployed, environment, old, sick and animals. In this respect Malaysia, no matter how many tall buildings and fancy highways it has to boast it has about at least 100 years till it can crawl out of such a barbaric backward mentality.

I'll won't fail to mention this practice when I meet with Malaysians who boast about their country.