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Viral ‘dog handling’ video surfacing: cruel or just doing their work?

     A few days ago on 2nd April, a couple of students posted a video of a stray dog being handled cruelly by private dog catchers at Taylor’s University, which became viral almost instantly. In the video, the way the dog catcher handled the dog and the sight of the blood marks left by the dog was truly horrifying. According to one of the video uploaders, a group of people were shouting and protesting against the actions of the dog handler but were ignored. Local authorities reportedly told the group of people to stop protesting, because “they (the dog catchers) were just doing their work” and “this is a normal procedure, there is nothing wrong with it”.

If you are a student who usually parks in the outdoor car park, you would have probably noticed a pack of mongrels wandering around. You would also have noticed that these dogs are not aggressive. Instead, they are very shy around human beings, usually minding their own business.

According to online sources, one of the captured dogs had been euthanized because it had severe skin problems.

There was an online petition on change.org to urge Taylor’s University to stop calling dog catchers, which was turned out to be a success, as according to Taylor’s University Student Council, Taylor’s management received the message and have requested for the MPSJ‘s contractor to bring back the two remaining stray dogs that were sent to the pound two days before. Taylor’s management has sent the two dogs to Judah Pets Heaven, in Ampang for a veterinarian checkup and 14 days of reconditioning. Currently, Taylor’s University Student Council is desperately looking for NGOs and people to adopt these two dogs. Please spread the word and if you are interested, you can email joshua.tusc@gmail.com.

 

 

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