malaysian dogs

Justice for Brianna

I want to dedicate today’s post to Brianna, an old, sick and partially blind rottweiler who was shot with arrows by a heartless man.

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Brianna was lost and blind and hungry, and was standing outside someone’s gate, probably looking for food. The man came out and shot her with 2 arrows attempting to kill her before another guy saved her.

He claimed that he was merely protecting his children, but the neighbours said that the dog never entered his house and his children were provoking the dog in the first place. She never moved a limb even when shot with arrows because she was blind and couldn’t see.

Protecting your children from an old, blind and helpless dog outside your gate who didn’t do a thing to hurt you by shooting arrows at it and intending to kill it? Really? Some humans can be so unbelievable. Unfortunately, Brianna didn’t make it as she had severe anaemia and tick fever and the trauma of being shot at further aggravated her condition.

Please see this video of that man’s actions after shooting the dog. He was all smug and was even trying to be intimidating towards the person who recorded it: video link

As of today, no action has been taken against this man yet and the police themselves doubt that he will be charged in court. Unfortunately for us, animal abuse laws here often lets the perpetrator go with just a slap on the wrist.

I would deeply appreciate it if you could spare me a few minutes to sign this petition to bring justice for Brianna: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/511/914/915/justice-for-brianna-an-old-dog-which-was-shot-with-arrows-in-malaysia/

Please also help us to share this link and spread the word. Thank you so much and I will owe you many many beagle kisses! Xoxo

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Brianna, after being shot at with 2 arrows.

Pictures courtesy of MDDB.

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Another example of cruelty

This post was shared from Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better Facebook page. Picture may be disturbing.

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Link to the original post here

Some local councils have been employing cruel methods to get rid of the stray dog population especially in the city area. Most include beating, poisoning, shooting, etc. There are also cases where neighbours or strangers simply poison, beat or stab somebody’s pet dog.

In this world, not everyone is tolerant towards dogs, and some may take things to the extreme. Until the entire human race learns to respect and treat animals humanely, dogs continue to suffer abuse in silence and without the voice to speak. Sad, indeed.

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Euthanizing retired service dogs

Tonight i would like to share a true story that happened in Malaysia that broke the hearts of all dogs and dog lovers in this country. This story is about 8 sniffer and detection dogs from the Fire and Rescue Department in Malaysia who were euthanized because they were retired and could no longer be of service. It was a sad day for all dogs as these healthy retired K9 unit dogs were put down simply because the government did not want to incur any cost of maintaining these poor old fellas. The saddest thing was that the chairman of the Canine Advisory Team who is also a disabled person using therapy dogs actually advocates euthanasia on these dogs who had risked their lives and suffered injury from serving the country. Their service had simply gone unappreciated and once they can no longer be of service, they are put down.

In Malaysia, dogs are usually discriminated against and many local councils implement laws and regulations to discourage people from owning dogs (e.g. Licensing requirements, neighbor consent, etc). It is a whole bigger story on why this is happening so i will tell it another day. Dog abuse and inhumane methods employed by dog catching companies are also rampant in most states. Sometimes, even licensed dogs are dognapped from their homes and killed by dog catchers in order to claim the bounty offered by local councils. Local councils do not believe in TNRM methods, instead they pay private dog catchers to eradicate stray dogs. It is a sad state.

Please take some time to read this newspaper article about the K9 unit dogs that were euthanized.

This is how canine heroes are treated

“What happened reflects on how dogs are viewed here.”

Many people and even a local Dr. Dog organization would be more than happy to adopt these retired dogs, however government agencies just can’t wait to put them down once they are no longer able to serve.

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Photo courtesy of Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better Facebook page.

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Photo courtesy of MDDB Facebook page.

What do you think? Is euthanasia the right solution for these retired service dogs?

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