Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Attention Penang Dog Lovers (2)

MM Online - Perak gazettes Matang sub-district as rabies outbreak area (extracts):

IPOH, July 17 — The Perak government has gazetted the mukim (sub-district) of Matang in the Larut, Matang and Selama district, as a rabies or mad dog disease outbreak area, effective today.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Zambry Abd Kadir said the gazetting was made under the Rabies Outbreak Area Order, with the powers given to do so provided under Sub-section 39(1) of the Animals Act 1953 (Act 647).

“Although this is an isolated case, only one case involved, the order has to be made and measures such as containment be carried out to prevent the disease from spreading.”

Zambry said this after opening the State Secretaries’ Conference on actions taken pertaining to issues raised in the Auditor-General’s Report, here, today.

On July 4, two girls, aged 11 and 12, were bitten by an infected pet dog in Kuala Sepetang before it died eight days later.

Paraphrasing what I posted in Attention Penang Dog Lovers on 02 July, from 'Sarawak' to 'Perak', I hope the Sarawak Perak authority won't cull those affected canines, because Dog Lovers, especially those in Penang, may go berserk with outrage, not unlike their rabies-infected furry friends.

Yes, Sarawak Perak authority should invite those Penang Dog Lovers to come to Serian, Sarawak Matang mukim to each take one of those rabies-affected dogs back to their individual home to heal, care and love.

Matang mukim, Perak 

Additionally, I wish to alert CM Lim Guan Eng of Penang to consider culling stray and feral dogs in Penang to prevent what has happened in Sarawak and what is now happening in Matang mukim in Perak.

There is a finite limit to pampering so-called do-gooders who cannot see the woods (public health and safety) for the trees (compassion for stray dogs).

Guan Eng, take action before Penangites are bitten by rabies-infected stray dogs.


  1. I have no problems with putting down rabies-infected animals, or humane methods of putting stray dogs to sleep.

    What most dog lovers objected to is the Dark Ages barbaric methods used to "cull" dogs in Malaysia, including in Penang.

    1. that's not what it had been. Those fanatical Penang dog lovers, much as I admired and shared (still do) their general compassion, were Nazi like in their obsession. They just unreasonably wanted the culling stop. They did not specify the mode of culling. They even proposed inoculating strays and feral dogs and THEN releasing them into society again - what silly nonsense.