[Around the blog] Animal rights groups 's Protest on Serdang kitten killer
Animal rights groups Malaysian Animal Welfare Society & PETPOSITIVE, together with Lawyers for Liberty and others are handing over memorandum of protest to Democratic Action Party’s Secretary-General YAB Lim Guan Eng over the press conference of self-confessed kitten killer on Sunday, March 6, 2011 by 2 DAP elected representatives.
They are demanding an apology from DAP ‘s assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah and Serdang Member of Parliament Teo Nie Ching for defending the kitten killer instead of handing her over to the police to be arrested and investigated.
Animal welfare groups are particularly outraged by Yong’s statement that “it was only a cat.” All concerned citizens are invited to join in the protest which will take place this Saturday. Details are as follows:
Venue: DAP Malaysia, Ibu Pejabat Kebangsaan, Jalan Yew (off Jalan Pudu), 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Issued by Malaysian Animal Welfare Society.
For further information, please call Shenaaz Khan 016-2956996.
Tati: Ok, I am a bit confused actually. I do not remember DAP assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah saying "It's only a cat" at the press conference last Sunday. I was there together with Lynn Wong and both us were allowed to go into the private room together with 3 other activists from MDDB (Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better). Maybe he did say that earlier before Lynn and I arrived as we were only allowed to meet Chow Xiao Wei, Chow's mom, Yong and Teo in the room after they ended their press conference session with the press.No one from the media was allowed to enter the room with us 5 activists and whatever was mentioned in the room, I have already blogged about it here.
I remember sitting next to YB Teo and while MDDB reps were talking to Ean Yong and Chow, I managed to ask YB Teo a few questions and she did say this:
"We are not here to defend her. We are here to allow her to apologize to the public. We do not decide what punishment she should get. The Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia will do an investigation after this meeting. And it is most likely she will be charged in court"I think, if it was not for DAP, Ean Yong and YB Teo, we would have not been able to get a hold of Chow Xiao Wei, she might have not gone for medical treatment nor apologize for her mistakes or even agree to face her punishments. It was Ean Yong and his team that contacted the press for the PC.
I was in Serdang with Lynn last Sunday and we got lost on the way to the Press Conference. We were 45 minutes late and asked so many people for the correct address/directions to DAP Service Center.
We even went to the police station and I spoke and asked for help from 3 officers and they were so slow at getting things done. I can only imagine if we only relied on the cops, would we have gotten this far? For all you know Chow Xiao Wei could have escaped like those poodle abusers if it were not for the press conference.
An abused kitten saved from the crime scene in Serdang (One Chow Xiao Wei's victim is alive?)