Tuesday, August 28, 2007

ST (27-8-07)

I realised I forgot to post this yesterday :-

Good of SPCA to offer reward


It certainly is - and I hope the perpetrator will be caught soon. During the lunch on Saturday, the SPCA people who were there mentioned that the reward had gone up to $6000 and I found this official statement on their website (along with a photo of the poor cat).

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for SPCA!

However, it would be better if witnesses to such brutal acts come forward without the lure of monetary returns.

28/8/07 9:40 AM  
Blogger calsifer said...

Looked at in this way, Singapore seems to have the upper hand - more advanced than a "first-world" country. But to be fair, Spain does has its share of overt cruelty.

We all know about bullfighting, but there is also the annual galgos massacre. Galgos are spanish greyhounds, and they are tortured, killed in every imaginable way after they are deemed to be no longer useful for racing or hunting.

There is an account somewhere of the rationale in galgo hanging (I can't find it now). Usually a large tree is picked. The "good" ones are hung high where they die quickly, a reward for being useful. The "bad" ones are hung low, near the ground at a height where they just almost stand in their nooses. So they instinctively struggle to stand and catch a painful breath, hoping for relief. These "bad" dogs die very slowly in this way, and it is their punishment for not meeting the expectations from their owners.

28/8/07 11:43 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Sadly there's cruelty everywhere - I've been reading about the Michael Vick case in the US in relation to dog fighting.

28/8/07 11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I curse those who torture the bulls and galgos. May their own days be filled with the same measure of pain and suffering as they have attacked the innocent creatures for pleasure and fun.

Stupid, damn Spanish enjoying demonic attacks on innocent animals and why isn't the government or PETA doing something about it.

28/8/07 2:32 PM  
Blogger calsifer said...

I think this is the case of the mutilated dogs the writer mentioned: 15 Dogs Horribly Mutilated in Spain

28/8/07 3:44 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous I am sure that there are many Spanish who are outraged about it and there is growing opposition to it :-

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1650050,00.html

28/8/07 4:44 PM  

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