A good proposal from an MBPJ councilor

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Photo credit: Ms Nalina Nair’s Facebook page.

It is a proposal by Ms Nalina Nair, a councilor at MBPJ. She suggests that neutering be made a compulsory requirement for the renewal of dog licenses.

While the reaction on the ground is mixed, we agree with her proposal. Neutering is the only way and a compassionate and effective method to control the street animal population.

Some animal lovers are of the opinion that imposing neutering as a compulsory requirement will further discourage the dog owner from obtaining the license. But we respectfully differ on this and here’s how we see it: Neutering is far more important than getting a license.

The education has to start somewhere. It has to start with dog owners because many “strays” are not real strays. They are abandoned unneutered pets or offspring of abandoned unneutered pets.

One unspayed female can give birth 2-3 times a year and each litter can have up to 12 puppies. Do the math, please.

Catching-and-killing is never going to solve the problem. The only way is to neuter and return to the colony so that the neutered animals will prevent other unneutered ones from entering the colony. Only then will the colony have a chance to be stabilised.

If the authorities refuse to learn that this is a better method, here’s what we, ordinary folks on the ground, must do:

  1. Do One-Street CNRM on our own street. Share our link widely with friends and family. Be a good example ourselves.
  2. Do whatever it takes so that others do not lodge complaints. Be diplomatic, be skilful, be resourceful, be whatever-it-takes to stop the complaints so that there are no backlashes. Remember that humans can be very cruel. If they cannot take revenge on you, they take it out on our defenseless and innocent animals.
  3. Teach children to be kind to animals. Be a good example to them. The greatest achievement in the world is to turn a cruel person into a kind person. So why not just prevent them from becoming cruel in the first place?

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