Thursday, January 27, 2011
The real culprit (above) as shown in the youtube video broadcasted by this news.
This guy, Tan Leong Seng, 40 (right) from Malaca, was mistaken as the puppy basher.
Tan Leong Seng, only knows how to cook and prepare mouth watering dishes for his customers.
Little did he know that he was being sought by angry Malaysians for bashing up a hapless little puppy and that video became an internet hit.
It was a case of mistaken identity but it has turned profitable for Tan Leong Seng.
He has been mistaken as the unidentified man abusing a poodle which caused an uproar among pet lovers after it was posted on the social networking site Facebook.
Tan, the owner of a restaurant in Melaka Raya, said that while he had been inconvenienced by calls from people asking whether he was behind the alleged abuse, his business experienced a sudden increase as curious people thronged his shop to catch a glimpse of him.
“At first, I was surprised by the surge of customers, but I was alerted by calls from my friends and relatives,” he said at his shop
“I am Internet illiterate and I don’t even have a Facebook account.
“So, I didn’t know about this issue until I read about it in the newspapers.”
He said he did not have any tattoo like the man in the video.
Meanwhile, Malacca Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals chairman Vincent Low said the society had lodged reports with local authorities including the local Veterinary Services Department and the Malacca City Council.
“We hope the authorities will be able to apprehend the culprit as soon as possible,” he told reporters at a press conference yesterday.
Meanwhile more Malaysian groups and animal lovers society have lodged reports urging police to track down and arrest the two people implicated in the dog abuse video.
They also want the police to immediately rescue the dog if it is still alive.
The report was lodged by Malaysian Animal Rights Society president N. Surendran, who also represented the Malaysian Animal Welfare Society, Independent Living & Training Centre and Lawyers for Liberty at the Dang Wangi police headquarters here yesterday.
Surendran said Bukit Aman should set up a task force jointly with the Veterinary Services Department to investigate and prosecute the two.
“The duo should be penalised because if they could do this to an animal, they could do it to anybody.
“The fact that they posed with the puppy showed they were confident no action would be taken against them,” he added.
Surendran also said the Veterinary Services Department was not doing enough to protect animals.
“If no action is taken after lodging the report, we will look for the two people involved, arrest them and hand them over to the police,” he added.
He described the acts caught on the video as one of the worst cases of animal abuse he had ever seen.
The groups also called on the Government to amend the law to provide better protection for pets from being abused.
In the video, a man is seen using brute force on a poodle in an attempt to force the dog to stand on its hind legs.