Thursday, December 18, 2008

On a sober note

Do you rescue sick or injured animals by roadsides?

A few years ago we nearly drove over a little white-faced barn owl which was sitting in the middle of the road. It was very early in the morning and we took it to the nearest police station which was at Middleburg (Cape Province). They delivered the seemingly stunned bird to the Grootfontein veterinary institution, situated not far from town. When we phoned towards late afternoon, we were informed that the poor wee thing had died. It had been poisoned. It is hard to believe that farmers still put poison out in the fields. This is a criminal act, don't you think, to be prohibited and punished with severe fines or even jailing. If the culprit is ever caught, to be mentioned.

Same counts for wildlife being culled for their tusks and horns. I'm sure most people feel rather passionate with hair-raising anger when hearing about these unbelievably cruel and greedy activities. The brutal scumbags behind such acts ought to be punished for live.

It is the time of year again when hundreds of pets are lost through negligence of their owners. That is why I'm going to have pup Bella and Jessie micro-chipped before we leave for a few days holiday. It only fair to them, and at least it'll give me some peace of mind. Not altogether completely as I'll still fret a bit.

Also, doesn't it annoy you into teeth gnashing, spitting rage of the fabric-tearing-kind when the car driver in front of you chucks a ciggie out of the window? Educate a nation with such ignorant morons in our midst. Ha.

Perhaps a little bit of care to be taken during this time of sun, sea and celebrations?

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