PET+BLOGSPOT is greatly saddened over the news of three particular lives that came to a sudden end yesterday.
They were that of a couple of Rela members and a cat.
The incident - a horrible mishap - occurred when a lorry driver tried avoiding the animal in his way when he hit two Rela members on a motorcyle, killing them in the process.
The cat was reportedly killed too.
However, what was most irksome over the matter was a comment we received this morning by a reader of our Blog named only as Chew.
A parent of four kids, Chew pointed out to us of an extremely insensitive and caustic comment that appeared in another blog describing the death of the Rela members as an act of Karma for "brutally shooting dogs."
What a totally irresponsible and reprehensible remark from a group that claims to advocate for animal rights and welfare!
How could they insinuate that the poor guys died because they were punished for being cruel to animals?
How does the NGO know if these two individuals were ever involved in animal cruelty in the first place?
And what of the life of the poor cat that is lost?
What did it do to deserve such a death?
And yet, this is one of the groups that the Selangor SPCA has embraced - in place of Petpositive - in handing a petition against animal cruelty in a public ceremony this afternoon that is meant for the Prime Minister.
What would the honorable PM think of such comments?
Isn't this hypocrisy of the highest order?
Such offensive remarks only give a negative image of all animal NGOs in the country who try to good for the hapless creatures.
PET+BLOGSPOT strongly condemns the statement and demands the blog concerned apologise for its remarks.
Here, first, is the story in The Star today:
Sunday June 5, 2011
Mishap involving cat kills two men
LENGGENG: Two Rela members returning from work on motorcycles were killed after they were hit by a pick-up truck.
A police spokesman said the truck, driven by a man in his 40s, was believed to have skidded when it tried to avoid hitting a cat along Jalan Lenggeng-Matin last night.
The vehicle overturned after it collided with the motorcycles in the 11.30pm incident.
Zainal Abidin Nordin, 46, and Amran Ahmad, 36, died on the spot. The cat was also killed.
“The driver escaped unhurt in the incident,” he said. — Bernama.
Here is the comment by Chew who also quotes a report in Bahasa Malaysia on Utusan Malaysia Online:
From Utusan Malaysia Online:
Elak kucing: 2 anggota Rela maut dirempuh
SEREMBAN 4 Jun – Dua anggota Ikatan Relawan Rakyat Malaysia (Rela) maut selepas motosikal yang ditunggangi mereka dirempuh sebuah kenderaan pacuan empat roda yang cuba mengelak seekor kucing melintas di Jalan Lenggeng-Mantin, malam tadi.
Kejadian berlaku pukul 11.40 malam ketika Amran Ahmad, 36, dan Zainal Abidin Nordin, 46, dalam perjalanan pulang ke rumah selepas selesai bertugas di Depot Tahanan Imigresen di Lenggeng.
Kedua-dua mangsa yang masing-masing menunggang motosikal jenis Yamaha Ego dan Modenas Kriss dirempuh sebuah Mitsubishi Storm itu yang terbabas ke laluan bertentangan ketika cuba mengelak kucing melintas. – Utusan
"Meanwhile, when someone posted this in the Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better Facebook page, this is what the MDDB officially replied:
"'Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better: Karma - for brutally shooting dogs'.
"Is this how an animal welfare organization is supposed to behave? I noticed that there are supporters that clicked "like" to their comment, meaning that they agree with this comment!
"Another interesting thing I recently found out is that the MDDB is run by a female journalist in a local English newspaper!
"Is this the type of animal welfare group that wants to lead the fight against local animal abuse? What a joke!!!!"
Chew - Parent of Four
Here is the screenshot from the blog itself:
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