Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Pah! Masyarakat Penyayang, My Foot!!!...


Sigh...

I read with dismay the report about stray-dog shootings in
The Star Today and Yesterday...

This is really ridiculous and speaks very badly about our society and Malaysia in general. We keep talking about cultivating a "masyarakat penyayang dan berbudi bahasa"...

My foot! Some kind of penyayang and berbudi bahasa...

Masyarakat Penyayang's who have budi bahasa would never treat animals like that.

Tell me, which human being out there (whether you like animals or not) who has a heart can look into the eyes of a darling dog/cat/etc and just intentionally cause harm to it? Which person who has a heart can "pick a puppy up by the leg, throw him/her across the floor to someone waiting with a shotgun"?

Puppies are merely 'kids'...And anyone who is a mother/father will know what it is like for your children to be mistreated...

Animals are helpless, and innocent; they cannot voice out their pain verbally, they cannot speak up against the unfair treatment they get, and they cannot defend their young...

If a mother animal defends her young, we shoot them, because they are violent...We never stopped and asked if we forced her to attack (of course there are those who are naturally violent and vicious and need to be stopped and put down, but humanely)...

We don't shoot people if they defend their child, do we? It's the same principle at work: The Maternal Instinct, Motherhood...

We're human beings, supposedly with a brain, a heart (most specimens also come with a soul) and the ability to tell right from wrong...With these blessings, we should be the custodians of the animals and all who have no voice of their own...

Everyone keeps saying that "we need more rules", but seriously, what's the point in having "more rules" when nobody gives a damn anyway? What's the point when the 'little fishes under the big fishes' (Those who makan the nama of their superiors la) insist on displaying their ridiculous ideologies and promoting their even more ludicrous idiosyncrasies in such cruel means and ways?

What's the point of having the world's tallest building, third-longest bridge, longest kebab, biggest bunga raya, cutest orang utan, most expensive toilet, friendliest people if we cannot even pretend to be humane, and to be human?

It's that bad now...Not only are people blatantly cruel, they also have stopped pretending to be nice...

I know people who pretend to be nice are merely hypocrites who unite under the same banner, but they at least had the ahem, dignity, to pretend to be bashful…

But society has now become so apathetic tolerant that these people can now say “Pah! Why should I waste time pretending to be nice? I can be super-cruel and get away with it, what!

I wish to reiterate: The mark of a civilised and great society is the one that remembers the forgotten and forsaken, who remembers and cares for those who are less fortunate; who remembers the ones who are helpless and who cannot speak up for themselves...

Come on people: Speak up!

Today, I speak in the name of those who have no voice of their own: The animals.

And I hope many of you will use your voice to speak for them and the many others who are marginalised too...


3 comments:

Pi Bani said...

Daphne dear,
Some people can even mistreat fellow humans... what more animals!

Love your writings. Keep it up.

sankochan said...

You forgot to say world tallest roti tissue~~~ at that KAYU!! BUWAHAHA!

Let shoot this human too!!! FEEL THE PAIN OF THE ANIMALS!!

Anonymous said...

i wish the rest of the world will see the world like you do, but reality is not as nice. you love animals dont you? any pets of your own? i can see you pampering them over and over.
-june