Something is horribly wrong

I mean, no animal and its owner deserve this kind of treatment, do they? Article taken from the NST, bolded mine:

All because of a curious puppy

KUALA LUMPUR: First, they strangled a four-month-old puppy to death, then they threatened its owner. A puppy named Maya, belonging to Indonesian national Sri Indria, was killed on Friday after it entered a neighbour’s house in Kampung Padang Lalang, Langkawi.

The incident took a dramatic twist when the neighbour’s son, who had killed the pet, came to Sri’s house on Saturday armed with a metal pipe and spoiling for a fight.

Sri called the New Straits Times to say she had returned from the pasar malam at 7pm on Friday to find Maya missing.

“I was only away for about an hour. I knew something was terribly wrong when I didn’t see her,” she said in the telephone interview.

After a futile search around the kampung, her neighbour, who lives about 50m from her house, told Sri very angrily that her puppy had entered her house.

When Sri asked for Maya, her neighbour brazenly told her “we have killed it”.

Sri turned back to enlist her sister’s help before returning to the neighbour’s house to look for Maya’s carcass.

They found the dead puppy in the undergrowth with a wire noose around its neck.

“They watched my sister and I look for my puppy. They were still scolding me as we carried the carcass home.”

Sri, whose Malaysian husband runs a travel agency, did not lodge a police report initially as she took partial responsibility for the puppy’s disappearance.

She was forced to lodge a report after the neighbour’s son threatened her the next day.

A distressed Sri rang the NST to say that he had come to her house armed with a metal pipe, shouting for her and her husband. He was angry that the incident had reached the ears of the media.

“I’m so scared. I’m home alone and I’m pregnant,” she cried.

A friend later took her to the police station to lodge a report and there Sri and her neighbour settled matters.

“I’ve made peace with them. What they did was wrong but I understand why they did it. It’s the culture and religious beliefs.”

Does that REALLY justify what they did? Threatening a pregnant woman because her puppy had walked into their house? Killing a puppy because it was “their culture and religious beliefs”? Showing no mercy to an animal?

What religion is that? Someone tell me, because I’d like to stay the hell away from such a bloodthirsty religion. No religion, as far as I know, condones killing, what more of an innocent animal.

This reminds me of that play that was put up not too long ago, about two neighbours who were at constant loggerheads because one had a dog and the other found the dog offensive.

One also wonders that if the puppy was killed because of “their culture and religious beliefs” then would they also kill other human beings because of the same beliefs?

Wait, they already are, aren’t they? :S

5 Responses

  1. spiritaway April 20, 2009 / 5:48 PM

    Culture or religion is just an excuse to justify inhumane act. It’s all HUMAN and how they use their brain that God gave them to think what is right and what is wrong to do.

    I am a Muslim and I know that in our of the Islamic verse there is a story about a prostitute who died and still go to heaven. Why? because she fed a thirsty dog taking out the only slipper she is wearing as a bowl. it shows that in any religion, HUMAN must value life that God’s created.

    • Naoko Kensaku April 20, 2009 / 6:03 PM

      I know what you mean. Am just SICKENED that anyone could do this to a puppy. But then again, most Malaysians seem to hold any life but their own as of having little value. :S This is just one example of it.

  2. aiko April 20, 2009 / 10:35 PM

    what religion is that…
    its not stated is it?
    nothing about what the neighbours believed in…ah..=_=

    somehow these people had got their religion/culture/beliefs wrong. T_T way wrong.

    • Naoko Kensaku April 20, 2009 / 10:38 PM

      I heard from someone that the people are like that one. They’re very… syok sendiri. :S

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