|Arnold a few months ago|
Several years ago I witnessed the dog next door being butchered by our neighbor. I wanted to report it to the authorities and even called PAWS and was advised to call 117. Unfortunately, I was too much of a coward to do it. I even let my mother dissuade me from doing the right thing. I dont really blame her because she was just worried that these people might retaliate or hurt me if I reported them.
To this day I havent forgotten that incident. I still feel like shit when I recall not being able to do anything about it.
No one wants to get involved. Its not that people are actually just afraid, its worse than that. They just dont seem to care.
There is so much apathy in this neighborhood where I live that killing dogs is like a norm. People just do as they please and not think of the consequences. In fact one of my brothers friends was telling me he doesnt kill dogs but just eats them. What the fuck right? Like he thinks he is any better. It really disgusts me that nothing is being done about this blatant problem. Worse, the current homeowner's association president eats dogs too. I am yet to catch him doing it though but unfortunately I wont be around here too long to do that. I just hope one day he dies of rabies or some horrible disease.
I feel very sad tonight and wanted to rant on it before I went to bed. There is nothing I can do about it anymore..but this is more reason for me to make sure that the baranggay officials here are aware of the RA 8485 and that it is their job to ensure that people do not violate it. Ignorace does not excuse anyone, especially officials like them.
ll go see our Baranggay captain this Monday. Also Ill put one poster up on my brother's store ASAP.
|this was a poster I received from PAWS 4 years ago. Im unsure if the penalty is still the same.|
I know this will not bring Arnold back. But I hope it can prevent or lessen more animal crimes from happening. It has been 5 years since I witnessed a dog being killed and later on eaten by our neighbor..sadly the plight of the dogs here havent changed over that long period of time.
Goodbye Arnold...I miss and love you very much.. This is for you and for the rest of your furry friends out there.. RIP my beloved girl.