Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Do NOT SPEAK FOR THOSE YOU DO NOT REPRESENT.
We were alerted to Petnegative Anthony Thanasayan's tweet "Don't Field Ean And Teo In Next GE, Say Animal Activists" and would like to warn him not to speak for those whom he and his cronnies do not represent. MDDB and several other real animal welfare groups - are manned by volunteers who are animal activists at every sense. They rescue, rehome as well as treat and manage cats and dogs. We do not emerge to give press conferences and issue statements only when something happens. Two articles, one in the Malaysian Chronicle and the other on Free Malaysia Today states that the memorandum submitted in parliament by Malaysian Animal Welfare Society (MAWS), Malaysian Animal Rights Society (ROAR), Petpositive, and Lawyers for Liberty against Teo Nie Ching and Ean Yong Hian Wah - is a protest by animal activists and civil society groups. These people better be informed that they only represent themselves and not animal activists whih includes us. We will be writing a strongly worded letters to the chief editors of both portals and request their reporters to be more careful when wording such articles.