MDDB's stand on the protest against Serdang cat killer
We (MDDB - MALAYSIAN DOGS DESERVE BETTER & The Malaysian Cats Care Project) have been receiving many emails asking us if we will be attending the demonstration at the DAP headquarters on March 12. We would like to say here that we will not do so because we do not want to divert the attention from the Serdang Kitten Killer. We are focused in bringing her to book and that will be our main goal. So, far the response we have received ftom the Department of Veterinary Services is very encouraging and we hope that she will be charged within the next week or two. Furthermore, its Ean Yong and Nie Ching that made the blunder and not the entire party. So far the DAP has been most supportive of us and some of its elected representatives have been sponsoring several adoption drives at their service centers for us. If any single party in the Pakatan Rakyat coalition will care to do something for the welfare of animals especially dogs, it will definitely be the DAP and not PKR or PAS. We will be arranging a dialogue with Ean Yong and Nie Ching where they will be told that they had behaved irresponsibly and idiotically by protecting the Serdang Kitten Killer.
We are also disassociating ourselves from the demonstration because it is being organized by several people who have strong links with PKR and one of its leaders Dr Xavier Jayakumar. This group is also involved in the CAT committee and have not done anything to counter the gross abuse of dogs by the local councils that we have been desperately highlighting. Hannah Yeoh also from the DAP had gone to organize a dialogue with Dr Xavier about a year ago on the plight of strays in the pound and even though we had handed over a proposal to him, nothing has been done thus far.
Matter of fact some of the main people at this proposed Sunday gathering has even gone to the extent of defending the pounds.
We condemn any form of selective persecution.
These are also the very same people who are targeting dog owners in their supposed countering of the stray population by even having gone on house to house inspections. This we, strongly believe, will result in those having more than the number of dogs they can keep, dumping their pets. This move also causes a lot of problems for rescuers and fosterers who have more than one pet at their homes at any one time.
Having said all this, we hope our friends will understand why we will not be participating. We would not have posted this if personal attacks and allegations had not leveled against us by a couple of people who made a sudden appearance and demanded that we attend the demonstration.
However, we will participate if a demo is held outside the Selangor state secretariat demanding that Dr Xavier together with all the other executive councilors and Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim take immediate measures to rectify the situation in the pounds.
We can also all collectively demand that the money used to pay the dog catchers can be utilized to launch the Trap-Neuter-Release-Manage method.
If only the group that is organizing this Sunday’s event is prepared to organize the same at the state secretariat – We would be eternally grateful to them. But will they?
Thank you and please see links for info on the pound atrocities.