Remembering Sheena

Stop Animal Abuse in Malaysia.

Monday, January 23, 2006

More Rally Up-dates!

Remembering Sheena Campaign volunteers collected 4,589 signatures for the SPCA (Selangor & Federal Territory) during our rally which was held at its office at 4pm, Saturday (January 21, 2006).

Out of this, actress Susan Lankester submitted 4,200 which she and her friends had collected. A very big thank you to you!

The Ananda Marga Yoga Society (Selangor) brought in 125 signatures. Well done! Come on other religious bodies out there. Do your part for the animals too. Please come forward and help.

Many families, groups and individuals, including youths brought in a lot of signatures too. Thank you, each and every one of you. Be very proud of yourselves as you have helped to make our world a better place to live in.

About 150 people turned up at the rally to lend their support. We thank you too because your presence has given hope to our animal friends.

Thank you to sponsors YEO HIAP SENG for the drinks they had contributed, and AGAPE Magazine owned by Ancient of Days Enterprise for sponsoring the posters and the "We Want Justice For Animals" banner.

Members of the Press, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Adam Carruthers from TV8, KC Yap of NTV7, Berita Harian, New Straits Times, The Star, The Malay Mail, Sin Chew Jit Poh, Nanyang Siang Pau, China Press and Bernama Television. If I've missed out anyone, forgive me. It was unintentional.

Thank you Ida and Tim, DJs of REDFM 104.9, for going out of your way to help. Your presence at the rally is greatly appreciated. To all of you out there who do not know this, Ms Ida Mariana has an amazing voice. She led in singing our Remembering Sheena Rally song, The Rocky Road of An Animal, to the tune of Bob Dylan's "Blowin In The Wind".

Gloria Ting, Miss Malaysia/World 2004, how on earth did you manage to stay crisp and fresh in the afternoon heat, I'll never know. You're as gorgeous as always, and we thank you for gracing our rally with your presence. I must say, her dog named Oriel had us all coochy cooing around him or is it a her?

Thank you Mr Freddy Lim, Chief Trainer of the Malaysia Kennel Association (Selangor) and a big, big thank you to his lovely dogs. His dog, Porsche, handed over a red bag containing a roll of signatures in a very touching moment which was part of an official handing over of the signatures to SPCA's Animal Inspector, Sabrina Yeap.

Our thanks also to MKA Chairman, Datuk Fonseka, and Malaysian Association for Responsible Pet Ownership (Marpo) protem President, Dr Jon S. Satyamoorthy for attending the rally to lend us moral support.

Please tune in to the MYPet programme on NTV7, this Friday, January 27. The 30 minute show will air from 12pm. You can also catch the repeat at 12am the following day (Saturday).

Also please catch the Quickie programme on TV8 at 11.30pm everyday this week for news on our rally.

The Show's not over yet guys! Look out for our educational workshops and ... a play that is coming up. Yes. I did say a play - a stage play. Come back to our blog to learn more.

Till the next time, cheerio!

Shoba Mano.

2 Comments:

  • At 2:03 AM, Blogger jesscet said…

    Thanks Shoba and everyone behind the remembering sheena campaign rally. i had a good time that afternoon. keep up the good work!

    do look out for my story today in Malay Mail (Tues, Jan 24). I also posted it on my own blog ! - http://jesscet.blogspot.com :)

    cheers,
    ee-tan

     
  • At 2:05 PM, Blogger Siti (SPCA) said…

    I feel that I have to comment on animal cruelty to show people what a grave issue this is. Trivial fine as much as RM200 is not a deterent on animal abusers and these people will graduate to human abuse in time to come.

    Animal cruelty encompasses a range of behaviours harmful to animals from neglect to malicious killing. Many studies in psychology, sociology and criminology during the last 25 years have demonstrated that violent offenders frequently have histories of serious and repeated cases of animal abuse.

    In the US, the FBI has recognized the connection since 1970s when its analysis of the lives of serial killers suggested that almost ALL of them had killed OR abused animals at one time in their life. This is why Americans stress hard on sentencing animal abusers in court.

    Other research has shown consistent pattern of animal cruelty among perpetrators of more common form of violence including child abuse, spouse abuse and elder abuse. In fact, the American Psychiatric Association considers animal cruelty as one of the diagnostic criteria of conduct disorder.

    The line separating an animal abuser from someone capable of committing human abuse is much finer than most people care to consider. Virtually every serious violent offender has a history of animal abuse in their past and since there is no way to know which animal abuser is going to continue to commit violent human crimes, they should ALL be taken seriously.

    Abusing an animal is cruel and viciuos way for a human to vent out anger and frustration through a torture of victim they know cannot defend itself. Let us start imposing stiffer and harsher penalties on animal offenders before it is too late and gets out of hand.

     

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