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Maylaysians Abandon 300 Dogs On Island

From the Associated Press:

300 dogs dumped on Malaysia island eat each other

By SEAN YOONG – Associated Press Writer

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia More than 300 stray dogs that were dumped on isolated islands turned to cannibalism after weeks of starvation, animal welfare activists said Thursday.

The plight of the dogs cast away by villagers on two small, uninhabited islands off Malaysia’s western Selangor state ignited outrage after activists this week released photographs showing dogs eating the carcasses of ones that had died.

Residents of a fishing village on Pulau Ketam, another island off Selangor, caught the dogs last month and took them to the islands covered in mangroves. The villagers said they never intended to be cruel – they believed the dogs could feed on the deserted islands’ wildlife – but wanted to rid their island of dogs that defecate on the streets and sometimes bite children.

A team from the Selangor Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals visited one of the islands – Pulau Selat Kering – on Monday and saw several emaciated dogs "crowded and hunched around something – they were hungrily feasting on the remains of another dog," the SPCA said in a statement.

"Nearby, a weak dog was screaming because several dogs were trying to bite her," it said

Pulau Ketam’s residents have said some dogs tried to swim back to their island, about a half-hour boat ride away, but it was not clear how many succeeded…

Appalling.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, May 7th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

15 Responses to “Maylaysians Abandon 300 Dogs On Island”

  1. proreason says:

    Let this be a lesson for Europe, and for this country.

  2. Reality Bytes says:

    Peta to Spearhead Islamo Animal Cruelty. Somehow, this is Bush’s fault I’m sure.

  3. Helena says:

    Why not simply castrate the stray dogs? They probably do this to their livestock. Then they wouldn’t have stray dogs and the dogs wouldn’t suffer this ghastly fate.

  4. Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

    Can anyone give me one single reason not to hate muslims?

  5. caligirl9 says:

    “We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”

  6. canary says:

    Obama ate dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchie) while in Indonesia. His step-father that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate and promised he’d bring home a piece of tiger meat. pg 37. Course the middle-east has always considered dogs pests, and Mexico, Phillipians eat dogs.
    Obama had quite a few muslim friends in NY, was dissapointed in one muslim friend, a former gangbanger that converted to muslim. And Obama was disappointed in his muslim friend because although he and Obama both agreed that all blacks were for nationalism, Obama couldn’t understand that inspite of muslim friend’s love for black people and trying to help the, why at the same time did he not fully trust black people.
    Well, maybe Obama didn’t grasp that it’s not normal to trust everyone, no matter what race they are.

  7. Anonymoose says:

    “We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”

    I think that says it all about this, I’m pretty horrified by it. I also thought the media was soft selling the story a bit too much….they just wanted to clean up and thought the dogs would be fine. Right….

  8. BelchSpeak says:

    Steve, actually the residents of Pulau Ketam are all ethnic Chinese, practicing Chinese traditions, religions and culture. The only Malays on the island are the cops and the teachers. But the Chinese have a long and greusome history with animal cruelty.

    • Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

      Oh great, so now I have to hate the Chinese also? Seriously, I just find this abominable! I’ve been haunted by that picture since I first saw it. I’m grateful that Firefox allows not loading images easily.

    • Steve says:

      Thanks, BS.

      Who knew?

    • gipper says:

      BelchSpeak,

      I corroborated what you said about the residents in Pulau Ketam. Most residents are ethnic Chinese with a small percentage of Malays who are cops, teachers, and nurses. Now, in order to be a Malay, you have to be a Muslim–that’s written in the Malaysian constitution. So, the enforcers of law, the cops, are Muslim. I wouldn’t be surprised if the police force had something to do with the doggie version of “Lost”.

      Pulau Ketam is also somewhat of a tourist destination. I can see how some people could be motivated to rid the area of stray dogs. An unwanted plant is a weed, no matter if it is a rose sticking out of your well-kept lawn. An unwanted animal is a pest, be it a roach, ant, mouse–or dog.

  9. gipper says:

    Steve, your first caption “Muslims Abandon 300 Dogs on Island”, could very well have been correct. We’ll probably never know. All we have is some “villagers” abandoned the dogs. Which villagers? The fishermen? The village leadership? The (Muslim) police? If public safety is left to Muslims, would that not also include dog catchers?


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