Friday, July 18, 2008
Charter of Animal Rights
Here's Au, lying peacefully in the middle of the bed. As you can see by the evil glint in his eye, he knows I want to straighten the whole lot out, and is determined to stay put. Of course I am but a slave to his fuzzy paw so he gets his own way as usual.
Au's fine sense of power is the subject of the Katz Tales column that comes out in the Weekend section of the Malaysian national daily The Star tomorrow - print version only so you have to buy it!
There's also a discussion about cat and dog rights.
Meem Siah Li Ming, a marketing and operations manager at an animal medical centre in Kuala Lumpur who lives with cat and dog friends Arwin aged 5 and Jackie aged 3, suggests responsible pet owners work to make these conditions a must for all our fuzzy companions.
Cats and Dogs Rights Charter
#1 Freedom from hunger and thirst
#2 Freedom from discomfort
#3 Freedom from illness: regular vaccinations and vet attention
#4 Freedom of movement: no caging
#5 Freedom of speech: no cutting of vocal chords
#6 Freedom of ‘clawing’ & playing
Ideas? Opinions? Suggestions? Links? Feel free to post!