Many pet owners, for fear of tear to their expensive furnitures, have their pets declawed - the removal of claws from the pretty felines feet! Though the procedure is supposedly painless, I nevertheless think it is a cruel act, simply because animals that are supposed to have claws, have a need for them. God, has created each creature perfectly suited to its purpose and environment. And just because one value his furniture, or dress, or their own skin, that does not give one the right to such act.
Imagine, if you will, the moment we were born, our parents decided to have our tongues cut out, simply because they do not want to hear us bawling. The initial years may be bliss for them. But from then on...well, we suffer in silence as we can't talk! Not a pretty sight, is it? Further, while the procedure is supposedly painless, the poor creatures may feel the physical pain hours later. Er...I should know, as I was just declawed - had a toenail removed by a doctor.
Ever since 10-11 when my left foot suffered its longest problem, a toenail followed suit. I have tried numerous ways to mend the problem, but it continued plaguing me...till earlier this evening. On my last visit to Dr Bazam for the pain on my left leg, he suggested I have the toenail removed...declawed! Took me more than a month to decide, but finally decided on it last Tuesday, and had the appointment earlier today.
So, how do I know whether the post-procedure can be painful for those cats mentioned above? Well, its now about an hour after the procedure, and the toe is beginning to throb, and at times, quite madly too. I'm delaying taking the painkillers till later, where insyAllah, my sleep will not be interrupted. I am also praying that the small wound would heal sufficiently so that I can take part in the Carnival Rakyat, which, incidentally, is about pain as well...the pain of having the Sarkas around too long, sucking the blood of the people and the nation dry!
Now, imagine this: If each and everyone of us were to join the Carnival, we would be able to remove our pain, especially with regards to the after effects of the Petrol price hike! All we have to do is walk the streets in a peaceful and quiet manner, quite like many of us did during the 10-11. And if Sarkas does not want to go away, we will continue to walk and walk and walk.
For heaven's sake! Take a real look at the situation: the bloody Sarkas is already dying, and we are actually being merciful with them. Now, what's the medical term? Oh, Euthanasia, that's right! Because, if we don't do it, Euthanasia will be applied on us, by them. Except, they'll have no mercy about it. Just like what they are doing now.
OK, let's wheel! Oops! That's private kerpie's battle cry. I mean, let's samba. After all, we don't want to go dancing in the dark anymore, do we?