DATELINE PETALING JAYA:
AS investigations of criminal intimidation and defamation against me are now fully underway against the Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB)'s blog and Facebook by our relevant authorities, I must say that it was most encouraging to come across some truly positive people in our Malaysian society with hearts of gold.
These, to me, are the true activists - ones who not only are able to feel passionately for all animals but equally for human beings as well.
They also very obviously have great sensitivity for the marginalised like the disabled and the elderly in our society.
In all honesty, how can anyone be anything else?
These persons obviously come from an excellent upbringing where they were taught and trained by their proud parents to respect all human beings.
They would obviously die than to hurt others, especially if the people concerned were disabled or elderly in some way.
These are people with high moral ethics and would never laugh or make fun of people in wheelchairs.
Rather they would rush out and protect the weak and disadvantaged in our society because despite whatever differences they might have with someone, they are not blind in appreciating the struggles that the handicapped have to go through in a world that - through neglect - was never catered for their needs and rights.
They also are fully aware that anyone can be disabled at any time and that we are all only growing older than getting younger.
And with old age, disability is inevitable for everyone: rich, poor, black, white, fat, thin, etc.
These are today's true heroes who appreciate the role of therapy and service dogs and would never ever wish harm or evil to special dogs and their disabled human partners.
And these are the people I believe who have the magic and all that it takes to work with the local councils.
They don't bark and let off hot air at the authorities. They are persons with highly skilled strategies, diplomatic with kind words but firm and unrelenting when it comes to animal rights and welfare.
Most of all, they are achievers; not talkers who only rant and rave about what is not right in our society.
I sincerely can't for the world of me see the many good people in our local councils working for change for our animals with the likes of the non achievers mentioned earlier.
To Daniya Subramaniam and all your animal rescuers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to give our strays each a loving human family and a home, I applaud you guys!
There is so much that our local councils and I can learn from all of you. Thank you!
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