Four dogs were sentenced to death in Penang today. Two of them were not guilty of anything. The other two are accused of mauling an Irish tourist to death.
We know Maurice Sullivan liked the dogs, and had played with them before. We do not think he would want them to be killed in his name.
They have been handed over to Penang's Veterinary Department. We ask them to consider rehabilitating the two dogs, rather than simply killing them.
As for the two dogs who were not involved in the attack, they should be released immediately. There is no justification for holding them, and it would be outrageous injustice and cruelty to kill them, for something they have not done.
The dog's owner, Joseph Teoh, has been fined and is willing and wants to take his dogs back. He visits them everyday and he feeds them. Return him his dogs.
One life has been lost. There is no need to snuff out four more.