Remembering Sheena

Stop Animal Abuse in Malaysia.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Bits and Pieces

Hi all,

For those of you who are interested, the case against Sheena's owner, Mr. Lien Chong San, is up for appeal on 2nd December 2005. I'm not sure, but I believe it's at the High Court. We'll get back to you on that.

Introductions now: I'm Daniel, a dog owner and animal lover. I was appalled to have read about Sheena's case in the newspapers in August. For me, I saw a lot of my own dog, Chewby, in Sheena's face (okay, I know Chewby looks happier - as I'm sure she is). Although I'm sure there are much worse situations, maybe even happening right now, Sheena's case struck a cord with me, and I feel galvanised to do as much as I can to ensure that her death and suffering will amount to something.

I wrote in to the newspapers (none were published, although many letters from other readers were), and I began spamming everyone on my address book to sign the petition. Along the way, I got in contact with Shoba, who was just filled with motivation to make a change. She surely has been a fantastic inspiration for the campaign.

I'd like to clarify something regarding the online petition. Many people, whether Malaysians or not, are concerned about including their IC numbers (or passport details etc.) on the petition. The reason why SPCA has asked for this is so that they can show the cabinet how serious the citizens are in making a change, and also to exclude the numbers of people who have signed more than once. If your heart is at peace with this, then do sign online. Otherwise, do sign manually and attend the event in January (details here).

Als0, do share your thoughts with us on the comments links below, or email us. We'll eventually begin to post thoughts and comments of readers on the blog itself.

Thank you.

Daniel

2 Comments:

  • At 4:37 PM, Blogger s-ling said…

    The acts of Lien Chong San on Sheena are dispicable. I too have written to the newpapers condemning Sheena's abuse and the non-existent attention our government has given to the Animals Act, 1953 for the past 50 years.

    Not only should the Animals Act 1953 be amended to include much harsher penalties, those who are found guilty under this Act should also be permanently prohibited from owning any animals. In the case of dog licensing, there should be a centralised list of offenders which the respective municipal councils have to refer to prior to approving dog licences.

    I believe that there are many out there who care about animal welfare. As not everyone can easily access the internet to sign the SPCA Petition, those of us who are able to access the Internet should make an extra effort to print hardcopies of the petition forms and circulate them to as many people as possible.

    Veterinary clinics and pet stores are places where we should circulate the forms as people who visit these places are more likely to participate in the petition.

    S-Ling

     
  • At 6:56 PM, Blogger _butt said…

    A very good move in tribute to Sheena..I'm all for support!

     

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