When will it end?
Marbopipi(於澳洲): on September 20, 2000
First I apologise for writing in English. Not because I want to show off, simply for I don't have a Chinese input device.
I was a graduate from Vet School NTU. In 1997, I was intensively involved in the case of the Miss Tu with Gimy, other vet students, and LCA (Life Conservation Association) for a couple of months. It ended up that not many of us could afford a long term commitment in this matter. For it was an extremely frustrating and exhausting process, as well as for the realisation that we couldn't change anything -- as long as Miss Tu is there, the dogs stay and more dogs join in, and the suffering continues..
For the past two years, I escaped to another land and completely distanced myself from issues of stray animals, animal rights and welfare in Taiwan. At that time, my vet background didn't allow me to ignore the appalling conditions of those abandoned street dogs, puppies and kittens on the Taipei streets. However, the more I tried to help (feeding them, rehoming puppies. neutering ...etc.), the more I realised that things will not change, if Taiwan people cannot start to learn that animals are also creatures, that they have intellegence, emotions, sensors for pain, hunger and fear just like you and me! For those who claim that human species are above all and that we have the right to do whatever we want to an animal. take off your clothes and look at yourself---you are just an animal too!
On this distant land, I learned that how bad the reputation Taiwan people (or Chinese, or Asians) have in the eyes of general Western people regarding animal welfare. One of my dearest local friends, who was embarrassed when telling me the truth, said that local white people don't want Chinese neighbors because "We are afraid that they will eat our pets". One day her cat was gone astray for couple of days, and there are some Chinese families in the I really don't think that they will have appetite in cats nowadays. However she was only convinced when her cat turned up in a local cat haven. I couldn't feel more sorrow at time like this -- a dog breeder was arrested by RSPCA for cruelty to his dogs (20 something jammed in small cages and full of diseases) and he was charged several months later again for the same cruelty, and of course, he is a Chinese. People asked me, " Why don't Chinese love animals?" Can I reply that you usually don't fall in love with your food, or that Chinese are just so money-minded, or ruel, that they don't spare their time for something not is profitable??
This is the second time, for the past two years, that I log on Taiwanese sites to read dog news. What hurt me 2 years ago still hurts me, that many many dogs in Taiwan are still suffering, endlessly, just for being a dog. When will it end? When can we try to be developed, not in terms of economy, but humanity, that we can treat animals right if we want to, and less pain and tears for both species??
Last, I thank whoever takes time to read this. I will very much appreciate it if someone can, kindlessly, translate my view for non-English speaking audiences.
有一個繁殖者因虐畜（把二十幾隻病狗關在一個小籠子裡）被 RSPCA 逮捕，幾個月後又因同樣的原因被逮捕。當然，他也是中國人。人們問我「為什麼中國人不愛動物？」我難道可以說，因為中國人不會愛上自己的食物，或是中國人眼中只有錢，不賺錢的事不會有人去做的嗎？