Monday, April 23, 2007

My Adventure of Getting MORE Pissed

The elephant calf which was rescued from a theme park by Wildlife on February 6 of this year, was found dead in his paddock at 7.30pm on April 10.

Amid was 3 months old. He was neglected, malnourished and cruelly tied-up when he was found by the Wildlife officers.


F*cking poachers.

F*cking Mini Zoos.

...and f*ck you if you continue to support any these f*cking establishments.

Amid, getting a bath at Malacca Zoo
after his recscue.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Adventure of Our Local 'Hero'

I've been following the series 'Heroes' for a couple of months now. Damn, I enjoy it! Some people have gone to the extent of downloading the series from the foreign networks so that they can claim to have watched it earlier than those who only rely on our favourite sattelite TV channel.

The cheats!

Yes, not only have we followed the series religiously, we all have our favourite characters, based either on their personality, powers or general hottiness (Claire - Yummy). But the show is just an adaptation of the comic book industry pheneomenon. They're just fiction... or is it?

I have been recently informed that we here in M'sia have our very own 'Hero'. Oh yes, we do. I shite you not.

His name is Mokh.

Now Mokh is an ordinary bloke, your average family man, nothing remotely spectacular about his social life. He works a 9-5 job just like your average joe. But one thing different about Mokh that he is indeed special.

Very, very special.

He has powers. No, no.. he doesn't have any super-powers like Hiro or Peter, Mokh's powers are more deadlier.

Mokh has the power and authority but no common sense or a brain to use it! Oh, and apprently he can turn people into donkeys too!

How does his powers work? Let's take one example of Mokh's heroic escapade.

Now, Mokh's job allows him to maintain the welfare for a bunch of villagers. So one day, Mokh decided to give the villagers a place to live by promising the construction of a new village. Fair enough. He had promoted his new sprawling village-ship by dangling the nearby forest reserve (which is a gazetted forst reserve since 1898), as a carrot in front of the 'donkeys'. Thus the villagers, who had now turned into real 'donkeys' by Mokh, then bought the houses or pieces of land, because the newly-turned donkeys wanted to live near a green lung, totally believing that Mokh and his friends would be committed to protecting the 100-year-old forest.

What does Mokh do?

Using his power of severely 'Lacking a Brain', he decides to bulldoze, yes literally to bulldoze through with a series of plans in a high-handed manner without any respect for the views of the affected 'donkeys'. Wow, amazing.

First, the 'donkeys' were told that a cemetery would be created next to their land and now, to their horror, they found that the Petaling Jaya Structural Plan 2020 has bigger plans to develop the forest reserve.

It was already bad enough that the cemetery issue has divided the community – one group of 'donkeys' that wants the cemetery but most of whom DO NOT live in the area while the other group is the one affected and is understandably against it. Tempers have even flared at meetings between both groups of 'donkeys'.

No sh*t. Using his powers of 'No Common Sense', he didn't previously mentioned or discussed the cemetary project to the resident donkeys of the area but had acted on the decision made by the donkeys living from outside of the area.

Now the resident villagers are upset because they found out that Mokh's bosses have powers themselves. The power of degazetting a forest in a suspicious way that smacks of non-transparency.

The affected villagers, who are now were-donkeys (donkey by-day, human by-night) have stated that they are NOT against the cemetery but are against the de-gazetting of the forest and the manner it had been carried out. Sadly, some of Mokhs rivals has entered into the picture and has been using the issue to rally support from some misinformed constituents by using the race and religion card.

So, Hiro eat your heart out. Bending time and space? Pbfffft!

Trying to save New York from getting blown up is easy. Let's see you and your friends try to create awareness in nature conservation as well as to promote transparency in the local legislative methods and procedures. Hah!

The villagers have turned to the Justice League of Nature Society for help. Yes, I now have to reveal my secret identity and use my extraordinary powers of Good Looks and Charming Personality to help out those who are in need.

I just need a phone booth to change. Where to find ah?

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

My Adventure of Being Fickle

Yes, I know.

This is the 3rd time I've changed my template in a short span of time.

Blame it on my mood swings.

Anyways, on a conservation note;

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I was informed that "Man" cannot be contacted and most probably eaten by a Tiger. If you want to get your hands on the t-shirt, please make your way to the Nature Owlet at MNS HQ in Jalan Kelantan.

How to get there? It's along Jalan Istana (heading towards Jalan Duta/Jalan Tun Razak). Before the turn-off to Carcosa Seri Negara, there is a small road on the left.

HQ is the old-looking building.

Monday, April 02, 2007

My Adventure of Getting Pissed... Yet Again

Leopard cats in tiny, constricting cages at the 'mini zoo' in Klang.

Why do we jail criminals?

Why do we hold them in cages, locked away from the public?

Right. Then tell me now what these animals have done to deserve such treatment? Rob a blooody jewelery shop did they?

As I was busy being pissed-off on the fate of the 300+ Sea Turtles last week, another of these so-called mini zoos opened in Klang.

These establishment are a bloody laugh. Caging wildlife for public display is inhumane and unethical but we still see plenty of it here. Is it acceptable by our society's standards?

The answer is unfortunately; Yes.

This new zoo in Klang is another sad part of our society's apathy, cruelty and somewhat lack of compassion. How many of these bullshite establishments have we in this country?

Too bloody many!

All over the country, so-called 'mini zoos' are sprouting up. Most of them with deplorable, constricted, binding enclosures. These are the sad sights which greets visitors to these hell-holes. To make it worse, some animals are trained to perform mindless, silly shows because the public gets their high from an Orang Utan riding a bloody bicycle.

Now, you would be asking, "Isn't Perhilitan doing anything to adress the problem"?
They are, but they might as well be pissing in the wind, considering our outdated, narrow and loophole riddled Wildlife Law... and oh, lack of common sense and judegement on the part of Wildlife to sum it all up.

Wildlife and National Parks Department’s (Perhilitan) oft-cited excuse is that it has little clout over these places because the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 (WPA) is glaringly silent on them and does not mandate their licensing.

And although cruelty to wildlife carries a penalty of RM5,000 or five years’ imprisonment under the Act, Perhilitan enforcement director Misliah Mohamad Basir contends that “cruelty” is difficult to prove. “When you say a cage is too small, it is subjective. People will ask ‘what is the right cage size for that species?’ This is not spelt out anywhere.”

-The Star, 27 March 2007.

Maybe I should organise a fundraising event to collect money in order to purchase the Wildlife officers some common sense... or a new brain while we're at it.

Lack of legislation or to be more exact; ineffcient and out-dated laws is the main problem here in this country. The only other legislation which highlights animal abuse is the Animal Act 2006 (which succeeds the Animal Ordinance 1956), but it is inefficient as it comes under the Veterinary Service Department, which have no resources to conduct enforcement work.

So, Perhilitan might as well be playing with their balls as even if they do take action against these wankers, the fine of RM200 or jail term of six months is too paltry for an organisation which rakes in a shite-load of money every month.

Please, we can be more sensible in this matter. We can use our common sense to know whether the animal is suffering or otherwise.

Do not support these establishments, tell your friends and families, even strangers on the streets not to do the same. Maybe, just maybe we can be the caring society that we always say that we are.

Keep them in the wild and protect their habitat. I shit you not.

It *is* that simple.