Sunday, November 27, 2011

A twisted and constipated sense of logic

Anthony Thanasayan amazes us with the level of his stupidity. Here he pretends to be someone else and writes this to himself. Anyway, we think we should reply to this letter craftily written by this fellow whose tenure as local councilor is numbered.

Hypocrisy From One Animal NGO

A dog-catching training joint exercise by MBPJ and MPK

Hypocritical Animal Activists


I am a dog lover from Kuala Langat and have been following the exploits of many local animal activists and their groups through newspaper articles and of course, the internet for many years.

I am writing this letter because I can no longer stand the level of hypocrisy portrayed by some of these so called animal activists especially the one named MDDB.

I am saying this because it seems to me that based on some of the MDDB’s hypocritical statements, they actually do not want council dog catchers to be trained to catch strays more humanely and they would rather that dogs that are caught be put to sleep immediately.

MDDB: The term 'catching strays humanly' is akin an oxymoron because such an action does not exist. And to suggest that we prefer that dogs caught are put to sleep immediately is not only highly malicious but also vindictive on the part of Thanasayan. Everyone who knows the work done by MDDB will know that we are anti-euthanasia. We do not condone euthanasia and this is a known fact. What is the point of 'humanely' catching dogs and puppies only to deprive them of a second chance and to sentence them to death? Only a stray hater and euthanasia proponent like Thanasayan would actually condone such an act.

It also seems that the MDDB does not want pet owners to license their dogs with their respective councils. So I guess, they’re also against the pet responsibility practices that are practiced all over the world.

MDDB: Responsibility towards animals, pets or otherwise is a two way traffic. MDDB does not see why dog owners must get licenses and make themselves targets of local councils when local councils have no respect for licensed dogs. There have been many instances where licensed dogs have also been killed - so what's the point of getting a license when it does not guarantee your pet's safety? The local councils must come out clear on the purpose of the license first. Can they do that?

When the Selangor state government announced in the newspaper that they were planning to build a state managed animal pound complete with full facilities which would include veterinary services and perhaps animal adoptions, many agreed it was a good idea.

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After all, the councils without pounds could in turn, use these facilities and therefore avoid committing cruelty cases whereby they subsequently leave the animals in a vehicle for days under harsh weather without food before euthanasia.

MDDB: If it was to be a state managed facility, the state should be the one building it - perhaps through one of its many GLCs. But why was it Thanasayan, that the proposal had to be put out by a glorified dog catcher from Australia whom you had brought into the picture? And your claim that everyone is agreeable to a centralised pound is baseless. We do not agree to the proposal and so doesn't some of the people in this picture that you have posted. Imagine someone from Klang whose dog has been caught traveling all the way to Sepang to look for their pet? And you actually think that having pounds will stop brutality against dogs??? Explain the Selayang pound then - its a well-set up pound but then again, we know what goes behind the locked gates, don't we?

Would the recent animal abuse case whereby Majlis Perbandaran Kajang was involved, happen if such a facility actually existed? I doubt it!

MDDB: Thanasayan, explain Selayang. They had a facility - a proper pound - yet animals are being tortured in there with many pets succumbing within days. Do you want us to post pics? What you are doing in Kajang is exactly what you did in Klang and tried to do in Selayang. You used the situation to wheel yourself into the council to get their support so that they will vouch for you which would in turn make it easier for you to continue your tenure as councilor. You have also made use of the rescuers who exposed the tragedy to get into the council. That was a very low down thing to do. I hope they have learnt that they cannot trust you at all.

In fact, with such a building in place, it would be compulsory for captured strays to be kept for a number of days before conducting humane euthanasia.

MDDB: There is no such thing as humane euthanasia. Taking away life is never humane.

Today, councils without facilities either practice shooting to kill or to catch and euthanize on the very same day.

So you could imagine my confusion when I read the statement by the MDDB, “Luckily the soil was not suitable for the project and the entire plan was temporarily flushed down the toilet”.

MDDB: Really? If you were so compassionate Thanasayan, why not propose the millions of RM that would have gone into the pound to be used to initiate TNRM? Matter of fact, why not put up a modern veterinary facility where strays are brought to be neutered and their ears notched for marking before they are released back to their natural environment. Why not use that money to initiate campaigns to educate people on the importance of learning to co-exist with other living creatures? Apparently clinics for strays are going toe be opened in some states in India - why not propose that here if you truly believe in the humane treatment of animals.

The MDDB people also condemned Mr Anthony Siva Balan Thanasayan when he brought someone to talk to the Majlis Perbandaran Klang dog catchers and showed videos of how to approach stray dogs in a friendly rather than an aggressive way.

MDDB: Yeah, right. Soon after "Mr Anthony Sivabalan Thanasayan' brought the glorified dog catcher to talk to the dog catchers - they were caught hurling dogs around and were suspended for a week. And if we recall right - the friendly manner which you are talking about here is to trick the dogs with food - to deceive them into believing that the dog catchers want to help them in order to lure them into the truck that will bring them to their deaths. The humane way also included petting the dogs and tricking them into following the dog catchers back to be killed. Dogs are highly intuitive animals - they would not go with these people if they sensed that they were walking into death traps.

By the way, from the statements in Mr Anthony’s blog, the SPCA Selangor was also present at the event.

A quick search on the internet revealed that the SPCA Selangor themselves on many occasions held similar talks and conducted demonstrations on humane dog catching to many a council.

I believe the WSPA and RSPCA also did the same.

So why didn’t the MDDB condemn the SPCA Selangor, WSPA and RSPCA as well? Are they afraid of the larger animal welfare organizations?

MDDB: This senseless statement is proof that this was written by none other than Anthony Sivabalan Thanasayan. We are protesting of trickery used to get dogs because we are afraid of the big organisations? Isn't this a twisted and constipated sense of logic?

This strange but true revelation proves how hypocritical and shameless the MDDB really is!

MDDB: Hypocritical and shameless because we are fighting euthanasia and propagating TNRM? Again a very twisted and constipated sense of logic ain't it?

These are the very people that I believe, are trying to undermine the good efforts of many others in trying to solve the stray related problems in Malaysia.

MDDB: Killing is never good effort. It is taking the easy and heartless way out of dealing with the problem of strays. A good effort would be the initiation of the TNRM method.

Can anyone tell me why this is happening?

Justine Pang

MDDB: Try harder Anthony Sivabalan Thanasayan.

1 comment:

Donald G.H Tan said...

Well said Wani.
Keep up the good work.
We just hate hypocrites don't we?


Donald G. H Tan
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