MALAYSIA - Malaysian Independent Animal Rescue (MIAR), a non-governmental organisation that helps stray dogs, wants the local councils to stop cruelty against stray dogs at once.
This call was raised again following a video recorded by a MIAR member showing a stray dog being treated cruelly while being rounded up by a dog-catching contractor in Bandar Sri Rinching, Kajang.
The video went viral overnight on the Internet.
It showed dog catchers dragging the stray dog by its neck, causing the animal to choke and bleed from its mouth.
MIAR president T. Puspa Rani said the dog catchers' method was inhumane and urged the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) and other local councils to pay more attention to the matter.
"The dog catchers' actions are an example of how stray dogs are badly treated in this country. They do not deserve to be treated in such a manner.
"In the video, we can see how much a dog suffers when being caught..
"How long will this cruelty go on? There are solutions to handling strays but the authorities fail to look at it despite pressure from NGOs and the public," she said.