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Ridiculous!

Ridiculous!

Postby wonder » 03 Jan 2016, 17:20

I am sure this has been mentioned before, but here is another reminder of how utterly ridiculous and time consuming it is to take care of animal neglect in Taiwan.

Perhaps there are a few responsible pet owners in Taiwan but I have yet to see one. Most of the dog owners I see have no idea how to even take their dog for a walk, let alone take care of it. I see dogs on a leash struggling to get away from their owners who can barely control them. I also see dogs in baby strollers, dogs being carried, dogs loose and menacing pedestrians, café customers and little children. And that's only half the story.

Numerous people in my building think it's a great idea to put their dogs on the balcony all day and all night while they are out working their standard 16-hour shifts, or off sleeping at their boyfriend's house for the weekend while their dogs with the devil bark yelp helplessly all day and night. The kicker is, I live in a cavern-type building where it is impossible to know where the dog is. You cannot access each floor and even if you could, that wouldn't help because you can only hear the dog from inside an apartment, not the hallway.

Besides, it would take hours to track down the source of all the barking. A big waste of time and probably useless because someone else who has two dogs will do the same thing tomorrow.

Honesetly, Taiwan really sucks for dog owners. They are the worst!
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Re: Ridiculous!

Postby hansioux » 04 Jan 2016, 15:07

There's a general lack of respect for animal dignity. In general Taiwanese put people's convenience and acquisition of wealth above animal rights.

Take the case of the NTU student from Macau choking several stray cats to death for kicks for example. The police's reluctance to file the case stems from their lack of respect for animal rights. Aside from animal lovers who are calling NTU to expel the cat killer, most Taiwanese say stuff like "it's just a cat, why make such a big deal over it." They say that because they put a young NTU student's future over animal dignity.

They will say stuff like "if animals are such a big deal, why don't you make a law so everyone has to be a vegetarian." As if their lack of willingness to be a vegetarian justifies ignoring animal cruelty.

The same lack of respects also leads to people not giving a shit about the environment. The amount of trash people throw into rivers, the ocean, mountain slopes is atrocious. Anywhere that has a sign that says "Do not feed wild animals", you can forget about people being literate. Feed the monkeys fruits, fine, I'll turn a blind eye. Feed them Seafood flavored snacks? WTF? The amount of sodium along would have severe impact to their health, but no one would care, they just want to take cool pictures of monkeys.

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Sorry, I'm ranting cause I saw a bunch of such people over new years weekend. There's a sign that says do not feed the animals right above that guy's head. When they take that photo, that sign's probably in the shot.

As if it isn't enough to just observe them...

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No, we must leave trash all around them, so little monkeys play with choke hazards

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Re: Ridiculous!

Postby Icon » 04 Jan 2016, 15:23

Not to mention that the cat incident is far more worrisome as a sign of someone who is practicing, working up the technique to kill people.

Meanwhile, an aboriginal is punished with several years of jail time/high fines for killing a deer to feed his sick mother...

As to care of animals and logic... try explaining the danger of cooked bones. Yet, they recoil at the thought of raw bones.

But every place has its particular problems. In the ol country they kidnap pets to be used as bait and fodder in dog fights. Here, at least, they cook them and consume them. However one expects much more from Taiwan, as a Buddhist majority place, a wealthy nation, a place that shouldn't do such base things. How a nation deal with the most feeble and all that jazz as Gandhi said.
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Re: Ridiculous!

Postby wonder » 04 Jan 2016, 17:32

BTW, I followed all the instructions somebody posted in this section about reporting animal cruelty and that was two days ago and nothing has happened. I left my cell number and email and zero response.

Will this be another example of wasting time regarding the welfare of pets in this country? Let's hope not.
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Re: Ridiculous!

Postby Nuit » 04 Jan 2016, 20:05

hansioux wrote:Sorry, I'm ranting cause I saw a bunch of such people over new years weekend. There's a sign that says do not feed the animals right above that guy's head. When they take that photo, that sign's probably in the shot.


That looks like the monkey bridge near Donghe, Taidong.
If so, those creatures are so badly behaved it's untrue (and all because of their habituation to being fed by man). Last and only time we were there, 6 years ago, a large male jumped on our car, stripped the windscreen wiper rubber and escaped with it up a pole. It didn't taste like liquorice, so he threw it back down in disgust.
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Re: Ridiculous!

Postby hsinhai78 » 04 Jan 2016, 23:06

hansioux wrote:There's a general lack of respect for animal dignity. In general Taiwanese put their own short-term convenience and acquisition of wealth above anything else: be it the environment of their oh so beloved "Tâi-oân" when they litter or discharge industrial waste water; pedestrians who need to fear for their life when A-Huang wants to ride his scooter on the sidewalk; ... .


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Re: Ridiculous!

Postby hansioux » 05 Jan 2016, 09:53

Nuit wrote:That looks like the monkey bridge near Donghe, Taidong.
If so, those creatures are so badly behaved it's untrue (and all because of their habituation to being fed by man). Last and only time we were there, 6 years ago, a large male jumped on our car, stripped the windscreen wiper rubber and escaped with it up a pole. It didn't taste like liquorice, so he threw it back down in disgust.


They were pretty well behaved. There was a monkey that climbed up to my back and sat on my shoulders and just chilled for 10 minutes. He eventually left after I knelt down and asked him to leave.

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That's him leaning his head against my cap. I thought he might try to steal it, but I guess he just wanted to ride a human.

At least better than the group in Kaohsiung. The best behaved group I met was on the trail to Xueshan, they slowly retreated back into the trees at the first sign of hikers.
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Re: Ridiculous!

Postby tommy525 » 05 Jan 2016, 12:12

Thats cute. Especially since he was able to take out your face.
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Re: Ridiculous!

Postby wonder » 05 Jan 2016, 13:21

wonder wrote:BTW, I followed all the instructions somebody posted in this section about reporting animal cruelty and that was two days ago and nothing has happened. I left my cell number and email and zero response.

Will this be another example of wasting time regarding the welfare of pets in this country? Let's hope not.


Still haven't heard anything from these people. It's pathetic that the animal cruelty emails don't even elicit a response of any kind. I suppose these animals in my building will just continue to be abused by their ignorant owners, and then abandoned.

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Re: Ridiculous!

Postby headhonchoII » 05 Jan 2016, 13:30

Taiwan seems to have a monkey explosion at present. Heard there were monkeys in the wife's homeland in Miaoli area, there's been none there for decades. Also ran into a troop up in Yilan two weeks ago just a bit up from Jiaoxi. That troop was more standoffish , my daughter is scared off monkeys due to the bad behavior of the monkeys in Gaoxiong.
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