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During working days, there were a couple of strays that I had been feeding. Before this rainy season, it was the hot season and one day, I chanced upon a very hungry, thirsty female stray dog who just delivered a set of puppies. I knew as her babies must be sucking milk from her skinny [...]

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Friendships can be formed under the strangest and most unusual circumstances. After all, the language of the heart is the language that every living being can understand- words are not required in the communication. When we do not judge, the heart reaches out and mutual trust is formed. Sometimes, the animal world amazes me because [...]

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From previous article, if you plan to feed a stray and do not want the mess from taking unfinished food, you can do what I am currently doing: 1. Take a plastic bottle and fill it up with dog or cat biscuits. Seal it up 2. Take a used plastic bottle and fill it up with [...]

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Stray animals really have resillient hearts. Despite constant hardship of hunger, thirst, no shelter, vulnerable to the elements (rain, sun, thunderstorms), they still survive day to day. Even though life is tough and all they know is fear, hunger, cold, thirst, fleas, extreme itch, pain and injury, they still keep going. They never give up- [...]

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The movie Marley and Me, starring Owen Wilson (John) and Jennifer Aniston (Jenny) can relate to people. It’s about a couple who started out with a very naughty and mischievous puppy who later have 3 kids and move 2 houses. Part of the story line shows us Marley, the Labrador, from a puppy, all the [...]

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It is very sad that a recently, a published report of how a tiger was cruelly killed in the forest reserve in Malaysia. A snare was laid out in the forest on 25 January. On 2 Feb, a tiger’s left forelimb was caught in the snare. Then on 3rd February, the group of orang asli [...]

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Recently, local villages were perplexed as to why a cow would chose to bite a man (source: Village astir after cow bites man, The Star, 16 Nov 09). An odd job worker was clearing the jungle when a cow came from behind the bush and viciously bit his hand- causing him to be hospitalized. At [...]

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If you have a kid and you want to instill positive qualities in the kid, you may want to consider keeping a family pet. Most children are attracted by animals- it is common to see young children tugging at their parents’ and begging to take a particular pet home. Pets have a very theraupetic effect on [...]

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During a trip to the Chow Kit market, I was shocked to see that my favourite species of tortoise was being sold for meat. At first, I thought the guy was selling it for people to buy as pets. But the tortoise were all grown up and when I looked further, I saw a plastic [...]

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Long long time ago, human beings and animals only have a lifespan of 30 years. There’s the human, cow, dog and monkey. The cow complained that 30 years’ lifespan was too long. Geez, his entire life was spent doing labor intensive work- and his owner kept beating him up. He was tired. So, he requested [...]

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