Just when animal lovers are still reeling in shock over the dog-beating case in Kinrara and still praying of Furby’s safety and wellbeing, we received this news on Saturday: A man in Johor had allegedly burned his dog just because the dog had allegedly bitten his slippers.
The man’s name and contact number were provided in the post too.
A news report on Sunday:
If you do a google search of these key words, you will find two more cases of dog-burning in this year itself. One in Israel and another in Ohio.
There is truly evil humans in this world. That isn’t going to change.
And animals are helpless in the hands of such evil humans.
According to the news report above on the Johor case, besides Malaysian animal lovers, Singapore and Australian animal lovers also responded. Animal lovers are a minority in the whole world and we have to unite.
He said he only wanted to frighten the dog, not harm it and that the picture of a dead dog had been lifted from the Internet and posted it in jest.
His wife had also posted a video of the dog to prove that it was still alive, which was recorded after her husband’s incriminating post had gone viral.
Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/04/23/owner-receives-threats-after-dog-burning-act/#VsUd2oZ8rxa6FfBC.99
We can only hope that the puppy is all right.
This is clearly the case of an unfit owner. Threatening to burn his dog for biting slippers is very, very cruel. Posting that he had burned his dog and getting a picture of a burnt carcass of a dog to make his story believable and in jest (as he now claims) is the act of a sadist and a person with a very disturbed mind.
On an unrelated note, yesterday, we posted the news of Sabah scrapping the proposed Sukau bridge project after various organisations (including Sir David Attenborough) expressed concerns as the construction of the bridge would threaten the last sanctuaries of the Bornean pygmy elephant. The Chief Minister of Sabah responded and cancelled the project. Kudos to him and Sabah for heeding the advice of experts and concerned parties!
Sadly, this brings to mind of what happened in Penang in Sept-Oct 2015 where thousands of dogs (and cats) were needlessly and mercilessly slaughtered despite the offer of World Veterinary Services to come in and provide free vaccination and aid to curb the fear of the spread of rabies. The WVS is a world authority that provides veterinary aid where it is needed and has achieved commendable success in addressing rabies issues in many, many countries: https://wvs.org.uk/news/sustainable-rabies-control
We can only hope that elected leaders would lead with compassion, wisdom and the humility to accept opinions which differ from theirs where precious animal lives are at stake.
Yes, we can only hope.
And do the needful.