ULTIMATUM: Surendran (standing, fifth from left) and other representatives
of animal welfare and animal right groups showing their support at the Dang
Wangi police headquarters this morning ' Pic: Razak Ghazali
Animal lovers have vowed vigilante action against a couple involved in
the torture of a poodle as efforts intensified to save the cuddly dog.
Representatives of animal
welfare and animal rights groups told
The Malay Mail today that
they would hunt the couple if the authorities failed to take any action
within 24 hours
They said the couple who had
been implicated in the 'Save the Poodle' Facebook groups should be
hauled up for questioning by the police and the Veterinary Services
This morning, Malaysian
Animal Rights Society (ROAR) president, N .Surendran, lodged a police
report on the abuse of the poodle at the Dang Wangi police station.
The report was also made on
behalf of Petpositive, Malaysian Animal Welfare Society (MAW),
Independent Living and Training Centre (ILTC) and Lawyers for Liberty
In the report, the groups
urged the police to immediately track down and arrest two suspects in
connection with the torture of a small brown poodle.
The video of a man with
tattoos on his arms filmed by a woman had gone viral and triggered angry
reaction from animal lovers, including from abroad.
One woman from California
even offered a reward leading to the arrests of the abusers.
It is not known when this
cruel act occurred but animal lovers stand firm that it was not about
when it happened, rather about the cruelty that was 'shocking and
The identity and whereabouts
of the alleged abusers were also revealed and passed on the police.
The Paper That Cares that
he was disappointed with the Veterinary Services Department for failing
to respond quickly to public uproar.
He said the police had also
failed to investigate the matter promptly under Section 44 of the Animal
Petpositive president, T.
Anthony, said animal abuse was getting bolder because of the
'Poodle is one of the best
partners for the disabled as they are hearing dogs and help in our
quality living,' said Anthony, who feels the act was boldly recorded
because the abuser thought the authorities would not waste time with
He said: 'Are dogs dangerous
to humans or are humans dangerous to them?'
The 15-minute video clip
continues to be the most viewed this week. It shows a man hitting,
choking and throwing the dog across a room in a bid to teach it to stand
on its hind legs.
It began as a link on
Facebook by a woman who apparently found a pen drive containing the
video clip at a mall recently. It went viral after it was posted on
Latest checks show that 'Save
the Poodle' groups on facebook are fast growing.
One such site, Andrew &
Michelle's "Save the Poodle" Mission on Facebook garnered hundreds of
supporters shortly after it was set up on Tuesday.
The creator, identifying
himself as Andrew Boey, said he had viewed the video clip several times
and had highlighted several "clues", including the tattoo on the man's
arm, so he could be identified.
Boey had posted several
updates from SPCA Selangor and SPCA Singapore.