Sunday, March 25, 2007

i still remember, a few weeks back as i was flicking the remote control, i had the opportunity to watch something on animal Thailand, endless effort is being done by the volunteers to save the unfortunate gibbons that were forced to drink alcohol and sing in clubs, for one obnoxiously uncivilized reason : to entertain the tourists!

To have to listen to those people who confidently claimed that their tones sound like Freddy Mercury in the American idol audition is already emotionally and physically (to the ears of course) torturous!! what more can human expect from gibbons!! Despite the existence of the law prohibiting such acts, still, quite a number of cases being reported on daily basis.

and yesterday, i came to know about the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), an organization that has been quite vocal in promoting awareness and addressing its concern on issues involving cruelty to animals. SPCA responds to complaints lodged by the public on any cases involving neglected or abused animals by their owners.

being in a state of not knowing the present reality on how those animals have been badly treated by the so-called humanely human beings, the facts are rather disturbing. according to the report made by the SPCA, dogs are the most neglected and abused. they are put in small cages, denied food and water. and most of the complaints made by the public stated that the dogs are often beaten by the owners when they started barking..

i quote what Gandhi once said "the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are being treated".the animals, they are not like human beings, they cannot express themselves whenever they're hungry, sick or sad..but there's one thing that human beings and animal have in common, we are both living creatures created by God..and the least we can do is to treat them with love and compassion...i still remember when i was little, when a stray cat invaded my kitchen, and when i started to act hysterically to chase the cat away, my mom always told me this story about Prophet Muhammad and a cat. there was one time when there was a cat sleeping on his prayer mat, instead of waking the cat up, he started cutting half of the prayer mat so that the other half of the mat would remain underneath the sleeping cat..

my message to all of you out there, if there's any possibility of animals being abused in your area, feel free to contact SPCA, as they would take necessary steps to help those unfortunate animals. SPCA can be contacted at :

SPCA Selangor,
Jalan Kerja Air Lama,
68000 Ampang,

tel: 03- 42565312, 03-42535179
fax: 03-42528382
open everyday :9am-4pm.

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