Another Piece Of Sad News – 13 Dogs Die

I was browsing through The Star this morning and came across some very disturbing news about an owner of 25 dogs losing 13 of them to death by shotgun. The same news had been reported by The Sun as well.


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If you read the story closely, the owner had been given numerous notices to move the dogs, put them up for adoption or even put some of them to death (humanely). It’s quite sad to read this piece of news. Imagine, having been asked to put one of your best friends to death, because it’s the law. This is a hypothetical question and of course, it isn’t possible, but what if you were asked to do so? It’s not a pleasant thing to do.

I didn’t like the way the situation was being handled. Municipality officers coming to the house, armed with guns, shooting down the dogs in the owner’s house! That’s just cruel and inhumane! Couldn’t they have brought in a van or lorry to take these dogs somewhere to be put to sleep by a vet? The worse part was, along with the municipality officers, the Veterinary Services Department (VSD) officers were there as well. Shouldn’t these people have some decency to remove the dogs from the premises before humanely putting them to sleep?

This is just utterly barbaric. Shooting dogs is not like shooting crows as these dogs were confined, had no place to run and these people were firing guns in a housing area!! What if a small child was nearby and the gun misfired and hit the child instead of the dog? Isn’t that dangerous??

Anyway, I can’t complain much as I’ve been told, “if you don’t like this country, get out!”. *sigh*…

Sure, these officers were just “carrying out orders”, making a living, just doing their job. So, I can’t blame them. I can only blame the senior municipal officers, whom they report to, because they are the ones making the policies and processes on how to handle such situations. X-(

Anyway, I know that God will make these animals whole when they meet him in heaven. I pray to God for forgiveness for these people for they know not what they did.

Let us take a moment of silence for the 13 dogs who died…

Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
– Luke 23:42-43
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