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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sid's Pub No Longer Allows Dogs

I'm really angry that Sid's Pub no longer welcomes dogs especially after I wrote a story in the Star naming it as one of the six places that welcomes dogs. I called Sid's and a staff told me they received a letter from the Ministry of Health threatening their license will be revoked if they continue to allow dogs. The staff said the letter from the Ministry stated that a customer complained.

While I believe Sid's Pub truly did receive such a letter and I've never doubted their sincerity in welcoming dogs as they've been doing it for a long time, I am startled to hear that a customer's complaint can warrant such a drastic and unreasonable act from the Ministry.

If a customer is unhappy all he needs to do is go elsewhere. Why the interference from the Ministry of Health? And that too for no obvious evidence of any hygiene issues but for one reason only - the presence of dogs.

Once again it shows the ignorance and blatant disregard of this govt for the feelings of other communities and cultures and their hatred for dogs is just interfering now with people's freedom to enjoy the company of dogs and restaurants freedom to allow dogs.

The staff told me some customers have complained of dog fur but the majority don't mind and Sid's continued to welcome dogs. So if the restaurant owners choose to welcome dogs and the patrons are happy to hang out there with or without dogs, why should it be anyone else's business to stop them?

Guys if you have not registered to vote yet, please, please go and register right away as Pakatan Rakyat believes general elections might be called next year. If you want to stop this madness, please vote for Pakatan Rakyat next elections and even if you're sick or overseas, drag yourself to the polling station and LET YOUR VOICE BE COUNTED.


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