Thursday, September 06, 2007
Catch Stray Dogs and Win (a lot of) Cash in Selayang
Are you game on winning RM15,000. Maybe RM13,000 or, okay, RM11,000?
Just catch about 150 stray dogs within six months, bring them ALIVE to the Selayang Municipal Council and you stand to receive the cash.
Read here for the Star story.
It is a competition, for crying out loud!
The people at the council (MPS) can't seem to solve the stray dogs problem in the area and are wooing residents with cash to catch the canines.
The RM15K is the first prize; RM13K is second and RM11K is the third prize.
My niece, Jehan, sent me an SMS this morning about the competition.
"I think it is cruel and a waste of public funds," she said.
I am sure Jehan, an animal lover who used to work with WWF, is now really angry.
I do believe the MPS has run out of ideas on ways to solve the stray dogs problem. I find that quite strange because I can think of better ways of dealing with the problem.
First and foremost, that's a lot in prize money which can be used to hire professionals to catch the dogs.
When you have such a competition, you can be sure that there will be people who will employ some of the most cruel and inhumane ways of catching the dogs.
Dog catching is fun for money?
Looks like MPS believes that the means justifies the end.
I certainly don't.
(Photo shows a humane way of catching dogs. Click here.)