Poodle Mania

This article may touch the feelings and sensitiveness of many readers here, but I’ve written this article in a ‘light’ tone, trying to reduce the impact. Read it with an open mind.
I was surprised to see the overwhelming public outcry towards cruelty that had been inflicted to the poodle. I’m sure you’ve seen it in the news, and you might have seen the video clip, that’s for sure. There are few Facebook groups dedicated to it, and people are flogging in to take part in the initiative to capture the alleged ‘torturer’ or ‘murderer’, or sick bastard some say.
The thing that surprises me is, it’s a dog. Let’s get to the basics. I seriously understand that people are really being sympathetic to the dog, because it had been tortured. Some are shedding tears, some are calling the alleged torturer names, some are calling for him to be brought upon the law, some are even saying if he was caught they would kill him.
Now, listen to this. Why is that the empathy and sympathy that we have shown to the dog is not being shown to any other living being? Hundreds of other living beings are killed every day so that we can have food in our table, isn’t that a sin?
How many of us had chicken today? Or mutton? Or perhaps those spicy fish ‘sambal’? Aren’t all that living being?
Why the stereotype? Only dogs have to live eh? I bet almost all those who had supported day and night and cursed the dog torturer, are themselves real sinners. By killing and eating other being such as fish and chicken, aren’t we all real ‘killers’?
Then what right do we have to correct someone who had only tortured a dog? What are we doing everyday in KFC and McD’s eating and munching all those meat burgers anyway? Why the public outcry when we ourselves spend hundreds of dollars buying meat products every week or month?
All living being wants to live in happiness. Look at the poor chickens the same way you look at those dogs. Look at those fishes which swims happily before you walk in to the seafood restaurant and order ‘ikan tiga rasa’, and the chef grabs it out of the blue, gives a smack on the head and takes out its head before it can even say goodbye to its friends.
Ok, now you’re saying that you would not support the torture or killing of any living beings. Then, you should start taking vegetarian diet, shouldn’t you? Well, if that’s impossible, then I see no point of you being in support of this entire animal rights group.
You preach equality among all things, then why not equality among the love shown to animals as well? If a dog be tortured and killed, it’s a public outcry. But when a goat is slaughtered, we rip out the meat and indulge in it. Where the hell is your so-called equality?
But Durai, I don’t kill all this animals? I just eat them up.
Say, I want to kill you. But I do not want to take part on it, maybe I’ll just hire someone to do it for me. So, I’ll pay a hired killer so that he would kill you. Now, who’s at fault? Even the law says the person who had hired would be punished worst than the hired killer.
It’s the same thing with these animals. The only difference is you’re paying a butcher the money to kill them for you. Get the logic?
But again Durai, these animals that we consume, they are meant to be eaten. Plus all of them are slaughtered in the most humane way possible.
How do you define what can be eaten and what cannot be? In Vietnam, dogs are consumed in large numbers by the population there. To be honest, I’ve eaten some very weird animals, some which you might feel pity about. You might have consumed some things I might feel compassionate about. So, what really do you mean by ‘meant’ to be eaten? And fuck no, there is no such thing as slaughtering in a humane way. What! Can I let you sleep in the most comfortable bed possible, get few chicks to oil massage your back, and then get a sharp knife, then cut your throat slowly? Will that be considered humane? You can never KILL HUMANELY! Killing itself is inhumane.
I see all of us are trying to defend something blindly, without realizing the fact that we’re doing exactly the same thing. You have seen that video of the poodle, haven’t you? What did you see, the dog being tortured and beaten so that it can stand on two legs? Now, how many of you go and see when an animal is being sacrificed? For an example a lamb, the throat would be sliced out with a sharp knife, and on the course when the blood is oozing out, it would be skinned alive while it trembles to grasp for some air.
Have you felt sorry for that? I bet you didn’t. I know many of you are involved in the poodle support ‘show’ anyway; some may have genuinely done it. You want the poodle to be happy, why not let all the living beings around us to be happy too?
It is not only about eating, there are other things too. How many of us have aquariums at home? Aren’t you torturing this poor fish to live in a contained space for the rest of their life? That is also a kind of torture, but you won’t be able to see it. This fishes are supposed to be in the sea or river, swimming happily unbounded by anything. How do you feel if you’re jailed? Happy?
Or if you have a cage. You fill in some cute birds in it, and then expect them to say ‘Hello’ or ‘Fuck you’ every time you go in and out of your house. That’s a kind of torture as well. There are so many other instances, you just have to think about it, think of your own surroundings, how are you keeping all the living things that surrounds you with happiness?
One who seeks happiness by ending the happiness of other beings will never attain happiness. Agree?

Looks like I’ve lost a lot of readers,  regrettable indeed. This article may touch the feelings and sensitiveness of many readers here, but I’ve written this article in a ‘light’ tone, trying to reduce the impact. Read it with an open mind.

I was surprised to see the overwhelming public outcry towards cruelty that had been inflicted to the poodle. I’m sure you’ve seen it in the news, and you might have seen the video clip, that’s for sure. There are few Facebook groups dedicated to it, and people are flogging in to take part in the initiative to capture the alleged ‘torturer’ or ‘murderer’, or sick bastard some say.

The thing that surprises me is, it’s a dog. Let’s get to the basics. I seriously understand that people are really being sympathetic to the dog, because it had been tortured. Some are shedding tears, some are calling the alleged torturer names, some are calling for him to be brought upon the law, some are even saying if he is caught they would kill him.

Now, listen to this. Why is that the empathy and sympathy that we have shown to the dog is not being shown to any other living being? Hundreds of other living beings are killed every day so that we can have food in our table, isn’t that a sin?

How many of us had chicken today? Or mutton? Or perhaps those spicy fish ‘sambal’? Aren’t all that living being?

Why the stereotype? Only dogs have to live eh? I bet almost all those who had supported day and night and cursed the dog torturer, are themselves real sinners. By killing and eating other being such as fish and chicken, aren’t we all real ‘killers’?

Then what right do we have to correct someone who had only tortured a dog? What are we doing everyday in KFC and McD’s eating and munching all those meat burgers anyway? Why the public outcry when we ourselves spend hundreds of dollars buying meat products every week or month?

All living being wants to live in happiness. Look at the poor chickens the same way you look at those dogs. Look at those fishes which swims happily before you walk in to the seafood restaurant and order ‘ikan tiga rasa‘, and the chef grabs it out of the blue, gives a smack on the head and takes out its head before it can even say goodbye to its friends.

Ok, now you’re saying that you would not support the torture or killing of any living beings. Then, you should start taking vegetarian diet, shouldn’t you? Well, if that’s impossible, then I see no point of you being in support of this entire animal rights group.

You preach equality among all things, then why not equality among the love shown to animals as well? If a dog be tortured and killed, it’s a public outcry. But when a goat is slaughtered, we rip out the meat and indulge in it. Where the hell is your so-called equality?

But Durai, I don’t kill all this animals? I just eat them up.

Say, I want to kill you. But I do not want to take part on it, maybe I’ll just hire someone to do it for me. So, I’ll pay a hired killer so that he would kill you. Now, who’s at fault? Even the law says the person who had hired would be punished worst than the hired killer.

It’s the same thing with these animals. The only difference is you’re paying a butcher the money to kill them for you. Get the logic?

But again Durai, these animals that we consume, they are meant to be eaten. Plus all of them are slaughtered in the most humane way possible.

How do you define what can be eaten and what cannot be? In Vietnam, dogs are consumed in large numbers by the population there. To be honest, I’ve eaten some very weird animals, some which you might feel pity about. You might have consumed some things I might feel compassionate about. So, what really do you mean by ‘meant’ to be eaten? And fuck no, there is no such thing as slaughtering in a humane way. What! Can I let you sleep in the most comfortable bed possible, get few chicks to oil massage your back, and then get a sharp knife, then cut your throat slowly? Will that be considered humane? You can never KILL HUMANELY! Killing itself is inhumane.

I see all of us are trying to defend something blindly, without realizing the fact that we’re doing exactly the same thing. You have seen that video of the poodle, haven’t you? What did you see, the dog being tortured and beaten so that it can stand on two legs? Now, how many of you go and see when an animal is being sacrificed? For an example a goat, the throat would be sliced out with a sharp knife, and on the course when the blood is oozing out, it would be skinned alive while it trembles to grasp for some air. See below for an example.



Have you felt sorry for that? I bet you didn’t. I know many of you are involved in the poodle support ‘show’ anyway; some may have genuinely done it. You want the poodle to be happy, why not let all the living beings around us to be happy too?

It is not only about eating, there are other things too. How many of us have aquariums at home? Aren’t you torturing this poor fish to live in a contained space for the rest of their life? That is also a kind of torture, but you won’t be able to see it. This fishes are supposed to be in the sea or river, swimming happily unbounded by anything. How do you feel if you’re jailed? Happy?

Or if you have a cage. You fill in some cute birds in it, and then expect them to say ‘Hello’ or ‘Fuck you’ every time you go in and out of your house. That’s a kind of torture as well. There are so many other instances, you just have to think about it, think of your own surroundings, how are you keeping all the living things that surrounds you with happiness?

This is NOT an article to promote vegetarianism, or moral values. It is to promote right thinking and for you to see the logic behind your actions all the time.

One who seeks happiness by ending the happiness of other beings will never attain happiness. Agree?


25 comments to Poodle Mania

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    Exactly. That’s why I didnt share anything on the poodle on my facebook. The amount of the outrage shown to the poodle’s torture was enormous in comparison when we had custodial death as well.

    Going by the logic bro, being vegetarian also cannot la. Because we gotta kill the plants to eat them right? ;)

    I am not a saint, thus I am not going to be saint by selectively upholding my principles. Its either yes or no. I still eat chicken. Yet to try dog.

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    speaking of goat sacrificing, few years ago i didnt even knw in our rituals, dis was one of it(still but sure whether is is!) till a new neighbour moved in next door. previously occupied by a nice malay family whom migrated, d new neighbours build a huge madhurai veeran temple in their compound and held dier yearly temple festival on christmas day. on the first festival eve, dey slaughtered about 12 goats. i still can remember d sound of the goat head falling dwn to the floor wen the clock struck 12 am. this spine chilling event went on for about few years, n till now none of the neighbours had ever attended the festival due to not being favour of this practice. as on that day, 25 dec eve year, the whole place will be crowded like mini thaipusam what we usually did was took leave elswhere on the 24 n returned only on 26. as mum had lots of flowers planted on the side of our fence, next to the temple, it always sent me shivers to even go near n pluck flowers for prayers. nevertheless, i stil go amid ill pluck asap n get back in. once i dont knw what got into me, i bravely took a peek into the temple n saw the rather pleasant looking statue n prayed, people sacrifice goat to you cause dey seek ur blessings and all, goats are gods creation too, and if dey wanted protection whom dey sacrifice humans? if you’re really a god as they say please dont continue dis, opened my eyes, and went bacj in . miraculously, i dunno whether he heard my prayers or what, starting from that year onwards, there has nut been anything sacrificed at all till today n dey used to serve meat der, but now its all veg. dunno wat to say, nor nut sure what really happened, but watever it is, i happy for it ~jus thought wanna share, cheerios~

  • inba

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    agreed wholesomely!
    poodle or pandi, all praanis..
    same sympathy n empathy they need….

  • Geetha

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    first of all, white flag !! when i saw the video, i was enraged. the only thing i thought was poor lil poodle, so the sharing of the videos etc. didnt think about it as deep as u had. i always thought, killing with the intention of eating was fine but not torturing to kill. your article though made me realize how big of a hypocrite i am (guilty as charged, white flag again)..hehe..but then i never liked the idea of zoo or keeping wild animals in captivity. but i cant give up meat !! sigh…i am contradicting myself now…*confused child*….great one though, made me think…. :)

  • chelvi ganesan kandan

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    Yeah I do agree with your opinion. I have never supported the so-called ‘Hindu’ ritual of sacrificing goats in temples. That does not mean I am a vegetarian. Personally, I do believe that some animals are meant to be taken as food. It can be different in different parts of the world. Haven’t we heard of human beings also eaten?
    But the question here is why torture? It had been treated to do something which is against its nature. Maybe, I felt very angry and sad for that poor poodle because I personally have one. And I know how ‘HE’ reacts towards us in every different situation. ‘He’ has become a part of our daily lives. Well, for those who had been making so much of ‘noise’ about this whole incident, as a first step why dont we all stop visiting seal/ dolhpin shows or circuses? No supporters, no business, right? Stop buying animal fur clothes,perharps?
    Not only poodles, any animals or human beings are not supposed to be tortured.
    Anyway, if every human kind turns vegetarian, wouldn’t it effect the ecosystem?

  • sambboy

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    i dont understand why people make this thing havoc till go to newspaper,FB,report to police, make other HUMAn life suffer and willing to said kill him because he abuse the dog..its more inhumane that wat he did to that dog.. i think there is more other thing that we shud worry and care bout….

  • roob

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    Durai, you have stated it but somehow failed to understand it. Yes, nothing is in humane about killing, yet we still do slaughter animals due to one reason survival! Arguably applies with plants too, they too are living organism’s.

    Only way to make energy is to take in energy, cycle of life.

    “Energy is never created or destroyed, it is merely transferred on” Albert Einstein

    Unless everyone goes into the cosmic world to replenish the energy level every time it goes down, there is no logical way to attend to this agenda at the moment. Perhaps in the future, with nano-tech or the Evolution of life in the 20th century.

    You see this is a different Empathy compared to the poodle issue.

    Kill the perpetrator’s in involved in the Poodle issue? that deems to strong for my liking, again it comes back to one’s level of indulgence empathetically in the poodle issue.

    I say, take the poodle away and give it to me, i need a dog at the moment! And make sure this things don’t happen in the future by NOT example but by leadership!

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    I think killing and tochering is different. Killing means instant death, but this poodle…he/she has to endure this for god knows till when. Would you prefer to be tochered or killed? I would prefer to be killed. We have speech, what would a dog like that do when its being tochered? It can complain to anyone, it cant to anything, it is helpless. Now the outcry is because he killed the poodle, I would so totaly agree with you!!

    Padaithan ellam manuvukku, padaithan manuvai thannai vanangerathukku.

    Which simply means. God created everyhting for humans and created human to reach HIM. Killing also got for a reason and without a reason. When an innocent women get killed do we symphatize on her? but when a drug addict dies do we symphatize on him? No rite?

    So what I am trying to say is, the Poodle is paavom. :D

  • guna

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    i do agree with ur point bro.all souls carry the same weight, be it an ant or elephant. only the body carrying the soul is different.my point is,we all can’t act pious as though v never commit any killing but v can’t say the torturing of poodle is justifiable either.

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    That is why I never bothered to give a damn about the video either. Everyone is making a lot of hoo-has, and if they showed the same feeling towards the torture and misconduct of other humans around the globe, the world nation would have been a better place.

    Sigh.

  • Durai

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    @Vivek : I noticed bro, I noticed your activities, Haha, and you were least interested on the poodle issue. Let’s agree to disagree for the moral behind eating meat or not bro, as it’s not the main issue discussed above bro.Cheers:)

    @sangkeertanan : I will say you might have challenged the deity, and in some cases(although rare), this type of things does happen ecspecially when the deity is powerful, or regular rituals are conducted to keep the deity ‘strong’. It is obvious that changes was made to the way food is presented to the deity after your call to Him, which indirectly means He answered your prayers , brother:)

    @inba : Engge bro, poodle na ok soldrange, pandi na ba kut teh soldrangge, epedi:P

    @Geetha : Geetha, this article is not about eating meat, or not eating meat. In fact, it is about taking your stand on an issue. Say you’re an animal lover, then I suppose eating meat is also wrong. If you’re not, then whack and eat anything that comes by. We should not be on the fence, so don’t worry about it. Eating meat was not the topic emphasized above:)

    @Viknes : Excellent link bro, thanks:)

    @chelvi ganesan kandan : It is not a fact, as far as I know by any research, that if everyone turns out to be vegetarian it will effect the ecosystem. Animals eat animals , because they can’t think , they do not have the sixth sense. They do not know what is wrong and what is right, they do things predetermined by their species/evolution.

    The torture part,Sis, happens in almost all the killings too. I can show you one video clip of how a cow would be killed before it’s meat is cut for sale.It is quite horrifying, so that can also be considered a kind of torture. Wouldn’t someone feel tortured when they’re being killed?

    But I would agree with you, when there is no demand, there wouldn’t be any business. Again, the cycle of fault ends in our hands.

    @sambboy : Agree bro, when humans were killed, for example Kugan, no one was so concerned about all this, but when a dog is being tortured, everyone is jumping here and there.

    @roob : You’ve got a point, cha. The topic above is emphasizing on people who do not take a stand, like sitting on the fence and couldn’t make a decision.
    First they say they love animals, then you see they’re the exact same people who would just sit and watch when animals are being tortured or killed.

    When you’re talking about cosmic energy, it has already been emphasized in all the religious scriptures, ecspecially Hindu sages and saints had long ago talked about how cosmic energy is the ‘real’ energy, an energy so powerful it is even being argued that it’s the real ‘God’ that we actually believe in.
    In many parts of the world ecspecially India, people meditate in order to realize this powerful energy. This is the new evolution of society.

    I say , you’ve already got a ‘bitch’ cha, I don’t think you can handle two:P

    @coolvaneegurl : God created everything, including Humans. There is also good and evil in this world, without the other, one does not exist. When we kill something, it’s considered evil, logically and even morally.

    People had long created this concept of less evil and more evil, or perhaps not that evil. Your argument supports that statement vanee, like saying which one is better, when both are evil deeds, like killing and torchering.

    But I do understand where you’re coming from, which of the choices are worst. When an innocent woman or a drug addict dies, we should feel sorry for them , regardless of his deeds. Then yes, we’re talking about compassionate values, even a saint would not permit undermining a sinned person, what more unlearned people like us.

    Cheripa, poodle thane, onneh vanggitha pothe. :P

    @guna : :) Right brother!

    @Makkez : Athan bro, so many people died, atheke ellam kudeh ivolo kecoh ille pongge.

  • TrueGemini

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    Hey Durai,
    Its nice to have u back with ur usual style. However, i can only agree up to an extent.
    I was following Sushi’s story with a lot of interest. Yes, I am one opf those who added Andrews and Michelles rescue page. I salute them for their stand.
    My question for u is this? Who are you to decide which lives are more valuable-be it a dog or a human? just because its a dog, its ok to have it treated shabbily??
    There is this saying by gandhi that says a a society is measured by how it treats its animals. is this the extent of our mentality???
    About the part about we eating animals, yea, you may call it hypocrisy.we eat animals, and when one abuses animals, its ok?? well, that is for our survival.We are omnivors by nature.we have to eat animals to sustain the balance in nature.
    Abusing vs Killing-let me put it to u this way. If given a choice to die, would u rather be killed tortured for a long time before dying, or just one slit-paap..and ur dead!id choose the latter
    so,YES!!I agree with the amount of publicity given on this. It to ensure no idiots do this the next time. If one is that sick to treat the pup as such, i dont want the guy to be my neighbour or even a friend.
    And being a vegan, vegetables have the ability to sustain its own life, so technically,they are not really killing it.
    PEOPLE WHO CANT TAKE CARE OF DOGS, SHOULDNT HAVE ONE!!

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    =) as long as all ends well, we shall rejoice

  • roob

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    Durai, either i read ur blog too fast or u read my post too fast! either way, only way to solve this is an open debate!

  • jamuna

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    AT LST someone gets it! I don’t understand why is it okay to eat one animal whilst not another? Humans are hypocrite ah :D

    Being a vegetarian, I used to alway disregard the statement that an Indian should not consume beef but can consume the rest. If you want to eat any meat, then just et all or else, just refrain from eating any of them, period.

  • jamuna

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    Edit: Typo error :D

    AT LAST someone gets it! I don’t understand why is it okay to eat one animal whilst not another? Humans are hypocrite ah
    Being a vegetarian, I used to always disregard the statement that a Hindu should not consume beef but can consume the rest. If you want to eat any meat, then just eat all or else, just refrain from eating any of them, period.

  • Durai

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    @TrueGemini : As usual , you got it all wrong. The argument and the motive of the entire topic is about why we are not showing the amount of outcry for other issues involving animals? For an example , like what I talked about caging birds.

    It had been practised for so long, and haven’t all this birds endured captive for such a long time now? Where were you guys preaching rights for this poor birds? Why not the publicity raised by you guys rather than expecting someone to do it for you?

    You’re bringing in another topic altogether , by arguing whether torturing or killing is a better choice while the article argues about equal treatment amongst animals.

    On the other note,Killing is not a slit-paap, as simple as you’re putting it in your words.It is much more dreadful than that, go watch animal sacrifice or slaughtering. It is NOT your average slit-paap by the way.

    @sangkeertanan : I agree bro:)

    @roob : Ok macha, let’s take that offline another day then.Hehe:)

    @jamuna : Written long time back :) I agree with your viewpoint Jamuna.

    http://ragedindian.com/2008/04/19/why-do-i-eat-beef/

  • Athiss

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    OMg i still will eat mutton =P i m carving for it now…

  • GreenY

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    Aisey, athiss sir.. get a life. be a vegetarian. =p

  • Raj

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    Setiap hasil ciptaan tuhan perlu dihargai dan dihormati. Tiada nyawa yang lebih bermakna daripada yang lain. Pada hemat saya, manusia yang berevolusi daripada haiwan sentiasa akan hidup dibayangi sikap kebinatangan. Inilah lumrah alam. Yang membezakan kita daripada haiwan ialah didikan agama. Agama menggariskan had yang perlu kita patuhi…insan yang tidak ingin dibelenggu dalam had biasanya mengingkari had tersebut atau mencipta peraturan baru yang bersesuaian dengan kehidupannya menggunakan nama agama. Saya tidak mengamalkan pemakanan sayuran tetapi, prinsip saya mudah, jika saya perlu membunuh haiwan untuk dimakan saya akan pastikan kehidupannya dihormati dan dihargai. Memakan daging itu merupakan sikap kebinatangan yang wujud secara semula jadi dalam diri saya manakala menghormati haiwan yang saya makan ialah ajaran agama yang saya anuti. Mungkin kedengaran tidak munasabah tetapi inilah prinsip saya. Bukan semua ‘vegetarian’ menghormati haiwan dan bukan semua ‘non vegetarian’ mendiskriminasi haiwan.

    Sekian.

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    Bro durai, r u vegetarian?

  • alan

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    1. As a pazhamozhi in Tamil, “konna paavam thinnaa pochi”. Of course we do not abstain ourselves from eating meat, but again… why do u need to portray yourself as a crude person and publicize the act of torturing an animal.
    2. There must be a reason for our each and every act. We kill chicken, lamb and what not to eat. What is the reason behind the act of torturing that poodle? If he is doing it to eat it, then it is justifiable. If not, why do it? Nevertheless, making big fuss out of this issue is indeed unnecessary. There are many people murdered ruthlessly. Perhaps, we should be more concerned about that!
    I totally understand ur point durai!

  • Kasvini

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    Well, I’ve been thinking bout this too. Kinda realised that humans only feel for beings that they like. There was this US group that were outraged that Vietnamese ate dogs, well, then all Hindus would be outraged cause the US consumes so much beef. Beef? What about chicken? the single most exploited and tortured animal/species in the history of mankind? Who was I to talk? I stopped calling myself a real Hindu after that. I mean, I’m such a hypocrite for not eating beef only cause well, for some reason… But I eat meat. Even at temples. screw me… screw you retard Brahmins who can’t live without KFC. It’s just me I suppose… I’m a corrupt Hindu gaining bad karma for contributing to the destruction of the Earth and slaughter of other souls.

  • mel

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    sorry but i dint continue this article of yours n its not fair that you are comparing the poodle with domestic animals bred for food … and by looking at the below pic im guessing ur talking about the rights to kill the goat etc , in rituals .. thats ok … im with you in that matter ………. but comparing food n brutality by some sick retard is not fair :)

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