Friday, April 4, 2008


What do you feel when you see this image? Nothing? Then you must be a selfish idiot who only care about yourself!

Now that I think about it, I feel disgusted. Every morning, on my way to work, I would see this huge signboard saying "Travel to Sabah", with amazing view of the sea, and some attractions. What do visitors get when they DO visit Sabah? The sight of starving horse in the verge of death! Untreated wounds, rotting backs, and crazy fences used, I don't even know for what they use it for!

Read THIS, and THIS. READ I TELL YOU! It pops up in a new window, so just click it and read! Please!!

So I condemned the Olympics because they treated cats like unwanted pests. Now to hell with Sabah. What image are we trying to put into the minds of visitors, especially those from Australia or New Zealand, since greenery is so enriched in their country!

Scenes of starvation and death greeted tourists who signed up for horse riding
on the beach while enjoying their holiday in Sabah, Malaysia.
The tourists
had visited the Melinsung ranch located 20 mins South of Kota Kinabalu to sign
up for the activity. What they found left them sickened. Starving and weak
horses, some unable to stand, were kept in dirty paddocks and stables in and
around the ranch. The horses had skin diseases, open wounds and infected sores,
and there were reports of many dead and dying horses.

HOW could ANYONE let that happen? How could one watch another suffer to the state of near death, and not do a thing about it!?

The SPCA reported the problem to the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) in Sabah through the central DVS in Kuala Lumpur. The DVS enforces Malaysia’s animal protection law, and visited the horrific site in June 2007 (and a follow up visit January 2008), and decided it would simply monitor the case and work with the owner to improve the conditions of the horses. The owner of the Ranch is Datuk Abdul Ghani Rashid, ex-Mayor of Kota Kinabalu. When the DVS visited the ranch in June there were 70 horses. Now latest reports from SPCA Representative Sue Quek, state that “There are only around 30 left and animals are still suffering and dying.

The SPCA was hoping the horses would be confiscated, and offered its help. But now SPCA officers say they’re devastated nothing appears to have been done, and the animals were apparently being offered for sale.

A quick reality check. WHO would buy a dying horse? I would actually, provided that I HAVE the money, and mind you, a horse is not cheap, but seriously! At the end of the day, the summary is, the horses will be left out to DIE!

Sabah people, you still voting for those who will not take action against people who does this to animals?

Please do help spread awareness. Blog about this. SHOW the world how CRUEL the owner of the Ranch is, show how actions are NOT taken, and how they can even SELL THE HORSES FOR MEAT!

“We heard in January 2008 that the horses were in a worse condition, more were
dead and others that couldn’t stand were being sold for meat. We believe the DVS
provided feed for the horses but it appears very little improvement in their
condition has been achieved,” says Dawn Peacock, Member Society Manager for

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