Time and time again, the inhuman methods of putting down stray canines have made headlines in Malaysia .The latest in question is the use of blowpipes and poison darts to kill stray dogs in Kota Kinabalu. The authorities in Kota Kinabalu have reportedly engaged a stray dog ‘terminator’ to use this primitive method to address the issue of stray dogs in Semporna, Sepanggar, Kudat and Pulau Mabul.
The proper procedure is for the authorities to take in stray dogs and provide them with food , water and shelter for 48 hours while waiting for them to be redeemed by their owners. If no one claims the stray dogs then they are put to sleep by injection. Instead of adhering to this standard procedure, the authorities have turned to what is called ‘cost effective’ way of ‘getting rid’ of the canines.
A stray dog may be someone’s pet and very much a part of his/her family. It is unfair to just kill these animals in such a manner without giving a chance for their owners to redeem them. The canines have a right to live here as much as we Malaysians do. Making them suffer by using such a cruel and brutal method is heart-wrenching.
What values are we teaching the younger generation?
Who gave one single person the authority to go about using blowpipes and poison darts to kill these dogs?
Please speak up for the canines in Malaysia by signing the petitions on these links:
Please push the SPCA in Kota Kinabalu to take action against this by posting on their facebook page: