Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Shocking.

Recently, a local TV channel aired this. It is on the cruelty towards stray cats and dogs at a pound in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur. Please, take a moment to go through the video.



And here is the article,

By WANI MUTHIAH

THEY had gone to the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) animal pound in Setapak to protest against the alleged brutal killing of dogs and cats there but animal activists were not prepared for what they stumbled upon in the vicinity of the premises.

Thrown into uncovered pits, about six feet in both width and depth, were the rotting carcasses of dogs that had been killed at the pound.

“We cannot tolerate such cruelty and are totally against it,’’ said Rosnah Hassan, who burst into tears after seeing the graves.

Elaine Kong added that a better method should be used to terminate the lives of strays as well as dispose of their remains.

The crowd had gathered at the pound in reaction to the visuals shown over the TV3 programme 360° last Wednesday night.

The visuals, which were captured by a hidden camera, showed a pound worker dragging a dying dog with a loop around its neck whilst another terrified dog watched the ‘execution’ as it waited for its turn.

DBKL health department director Dr Zainol Ariffin Pawanchee who was at the pound to meet the protesters was bombarded with questions by the angry crowd.

The 360° programme anchor Mazidul Akmal Sidek, who was also there, told Dr Zainol Ariffin that the visuals showed the dog still breathing when being yanked around by the neck.

Dr Zainol Ariffin, who neither denied nor admitted to the mishap, apologised to the crowd for the trauma they had undergone after watching the visuals.

He said the dogs were caught and brought to the pound by two private companies which were paid RM30 per dog captured.

He added euthanising the dogs and disposing of the carcasses were carried out by DBKL employees.
Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Ahmad Fuad Ismail said he had asked Dr Zainol Ariffin to explain the matter to him.

“Apparently, the landfills have refused to take the carcasses and we don’t have an incinerator as it is very expensive,’’ Ahmad Fuad said.

He added that he would look into the matter as he wanted dogs to be caught, euthanised and buried according to the guidelines provided.

Besides holding placards which condemned the alleged brutal killings, the 50-odd activists also lit candles outside the pound in remembrance of all the animals killed there.

They also adopted four dogs and seven puppies from the pound after paying a nominal compound.

The gathering was initiated by non-profit organisation Community Development and Integration Initiative’s (CDII) canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better.

For details please visit: http://malaysiandogsdeservebetter.blogspot.com/.


We really don't know what to say anymore. The said TV channel had another show about the same matter today, and really, sometimes you just wonder, how is it possible to be that cruel?

Please tell your friends about this, we want to increase awareness on cruelty towards animals.

Feeling sad,
Brandy and Gang, and hooman.

18 comments:

with love, Madison said...

That is very sickening.

Samantha: said...

After reading the article, I just couldn't bear to watch what the video might have - so sorry, but the article was bad enough to make me sick. Poor, poor animals. Me and my peeps cry big tears over this cruelty and violence.
Samantha and her mom and dad

Girasol said...

that made me sick!

Lorenza said...

I read the article but I did not have the heart to watch the video!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

happy said...

It was awful. I hope they'll stop this cruel act after this.

Simona,Paco e Milo said...

OMG!!!!!
It's terrible....
but After reading the article, we just couldn't bear to watch what the video might have....so sorry.... Poor, poor animals!!!!
Kisses

River said...

It's so good to spread the word but it's hard to watch. Hug your hounds!

love & wags,
River

Maggie and Mitch said...

We couldn't bear to watch the video! The article was bad enough! No animal deserves this - this is just plain cruel and heartless!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Amber-Mae said...

We just watched the latest about three videos regarding about this same issue. It's just so sad isn't it? Happy Valentine's Day!

Stuffed from eating a BIG feast,
Solid Gold Dancer

Lacy said...

w00f's Brandy and all, that was soo sick...y does hooman have to b so mean to furkids...

b safe,
~rocky~

Bae Bae said...

This is very wrong...

~ Bae

Life With Dogs said...

Absolute sickness, thanks for helping to bring this to light.

Dino and Family said...

Oh Man! I just don't have the courage to watch the video. I hope the authorities will help to improve the situation. Love, Dino

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is just terrible...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Honey said...

Hi Brandy,
Wow. The article is really distressing. I hope more people read it, and we all take action.
Thanks for sharing it.
Honey (13-yo golden)

Thor said...

That´s terrible!

Love,
Thor

Huskee and Hershey said...

OMdoG... that is totally revolting!! I can't believe the mentality of some humans sometimes.. **sigh**

Brindusa said...

Unfortunately we have stories like that in Romania, too. Being a member of an NGO that works for animal's protection, we hear and see a lot. Our work is sometimes desperate because the local authorities want to kill stray dogs and safe the money they get from the government for the local shelter. That's why our biggest dream is to have our own shelter, run by an NGO and not by a vet who kills stray animals.