Feb 21, 2009, 5:37 PM
Post #11 of 219
Just for the sake of argument..... with snippets from thestar.com.my
Re: [ai_ney] DBKL DOG POUND CRUELTY
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â€śThe dog was already dead after our officers had euthanised it. What was shown on TV was a worker dragging a dead dog. It was not strangled or its neck fractured as reported,â€™â€™ he said.
Is it really necessary to drag a dead dog using the loop thinggie? The dog is dead, therefore it will not bite anyone anymore...
On the issue of the burial method, the mayor said the landfill in Bukit Taga refused to take the carcasses so DBKL had to bury the dead dogs inside the pound. But this was done under the Dog Licensing and Canal bylaws
The process involves digging several holes which are about 6ft deep. The hole is layered with lime dust as a disinfectant. Each hole can take in about 60 dogs and the process is repeated months later.
â€śAs bad as it may sound, there is no other way to do this as the cost of having an incinerator is too expensive,â€ť Fuad said.
The holes are not only not properly filled, and from the footage in the TV, I dont think that it is even layered with lime dust. look at the flies and creepy crawlies all over...
Under the Dog Licensing and Canal bylaws 1991, stray dogs caught by the DBKL will be kept for seven days before they are put to sleep.
â€śThe cost of catching a dog is RM30 and feeding and euthanising a dog costs RM120.
â€śThe DBKL catches some 8,000 stray dogs a year. Last year alone, over 7,800 dogs were put down at the Setapak dog pound,â€ť Fuad said.
The mayor said if they were to engage a veterinarian to administer the injections, it would cost more. Fuad, however, promised to look into all aspects of the situation and better manage it.
Lets do some calculations...
Assuming that DBKL catches 8,000 strays a year... And the cost for catching ONE dog is RM30... This means that the cost for catching 8,000 dogs is RM240,000 a year.
Lets assume again that 7,800 dogs are fed and then put to sleep in a year... Assuming that the cost to feed a dog in a week is RM30... which means the cost to euthanize a dog would roughly be about RM90.. Therefore, the cost of euthanizing 7,800 dogs is RM 702,000 a year.
So... IF the dogs are not euthanized properly, and not using the medication, a total of RM462,000 can be saved a year...
While the mayor acknowledged that whole process should have been better managed, he, however, denied that the dogs were brutally killed at the DBKL dog pound.
â€śWe have been operating the pound for over seven years in collaboration with the SPCA and there has never been such an incident,â€™â€™ he said.
From the information that i got (which i'm not sure how true it is), DBKL pound has erected a new fence to enclose the premises so that no one can see what is happening inside. So, if there is really no such things happening there, why take the trouble to cover up the pound?
And if i'm not mistaken, since DBKL is under the government, and this means they survive from the money they are getting from the government... Which in turn is the "rakyat's" money... as we are paying taxes.. And since we are the one's paying the funding and also the salary of these people, we have all the right to query whatever is deem to be improper...
The DBKL, in collaboration with the SPCA, had initiated the Klinik Kembiri programme a few years ago whereby cats and dogs are spayed to prevent unwanted stray population. Since 2003, over 8,000 cats and dogs have been spayed.
8000 cats and dogs for a period of 7 years?? which means that only about 1000 odd cats and dogs a year... and again if i'm not mistaken, these animals are brought in by the owners themselves and the neutering fees are paid.... which has nothing to do with the issue in hand now...
The investigations are all done internally and the people doing the investigations are also the DBKL people.. i'm sure everything is swept under the carpet... who wont cover their own ass?? Dont tell me the investigator who is under the employment of DBKL would say "Yes, what you saw on TV is true, we are merciless killers..."
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