: ( May Jonah rest in peace ) :
This is a true account of a street dog named Jonah in Van, Turkey.
Aww ... what a cute innocent dog : )
Anyway, straight to the point, one day, Jonah was hit by a car.
Calls to the authorities for help were unanswered. After lying in the street for 3 days with broken hind legs from that incident, the council sent out workers to collect and dispose Jonah.
(What !!! Jonah ain't garbage !!!)
Jonah tried to get away from them, dragging his broken hind quarters.
(You tell me what can a little dog do when it is hurt and scared?)
Jonah was screaming and then tries to escape as the workers are approaching : (
These men were filmed putting a noose around its neck, one for each man and dragging injured Jonah to the truck. Jonah screamed in agony while people stood by and laughed.
(What the ... !!!)
Jonah was tied and pulled roughly and without mercy !!! : (
Jonah’s cries went unanswered. Its small body was thrown into the back of the truck. Jonah was brought to the dump where it was later rescued.
With a shovel, Jonah was thrown into the garbage truck : (
The truck leaving the scene with Jonah inside
Amazingly enough, Jonah survived. Jonah was rushed to a veterinary clinic by concerned animal lover. His Turkish name was Karam.
(Karam, you are a hero !!!)
Do have a look at the video uploaded below ...
I had goose bump watching the video … how could they be such cold cruel human being.
Look at Jonah's hind legs : (
Jonah's fate was uncertain as the facility was not equipped to deal with its extensive injuries.
Jonah’s plight fast receiving international concern thanks to the internet social networks like Facebok and Myspace.
(Well, I came to know about Jonah through my Facebook friends - Avril Simms & Bev Hill)
It was reported on the 17th of January that Jonah’s condition was very poor. Jonah could not urinate or defecate. Jonah lost control of both the function (poor thing).
Also, Jonah’s hind legs was not responding to any stimuli due to a possibility of a permanent neurological damage (poor poor thing).
Jonah receiving its treatment
As of 19th November, Jonah managed to waive his tail
(I thought that area was paralysed … a miracle indeed)
According to the municipality of Van, Jonah had injuries in the ‘lumbal zone’ as well as in spines 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6.
A veteriner showing reporters Jonah's injuries
Unsurprisingly, it was believed that Jonah’s injuries were not caused by the car crash incident.
No doubt it was the way Jonah was handled with a shovel and tossed into the garbage truck.
Following the tragedy of Jonah, Turkey’s most-widely circulating newspaper Hurriyet decided to launch a national campaign against animal cruelty in Turkey.
(Yay! That's the spirit)
Reporters taking photos for the national campaign
Sissy Macneil, a member of the World Voice for Turkish Animals (WVTA) started a petition for Jonah and Karam. Click here for the petition. Sissy was trying to adopt Jonah.
Jonah's latest photo
Today the 25th of November 2008 however, I receive another news that Jonah will not be given for adoption eventhough the petition exceeded way above the goal of 1,000 signatures.
Jonah will be going to a shelter home : (
Why the hell they make such a decision when there are so many people around the world willing to give Jonah a true loving home.
There is only one reason and it is in the name of Turk's honour. Apparently, re-homing a dog abroad is an insult.
(What the ... !!!)
Treating animals cruelly is a HUGE sin. They are hurting God's creation and that is an insult.
Get well soon Jonah ...
Note: Today's post is dedicated to Jonah and all the heroes/heroin in the World Voice for Turkish Animals (WVTA).
WVTA is an awareness group of the cruel treatment of Animals in Turkey.
*Photos are taken from Photo Gallery Hurriyet and various other sources*
For more latest updates, please visit the links below:
VIGIL FOR JONAH -- dog crushed in trash compactor in Turkey
WORLD VOICE for TURKISH ANIMALS
For more information about the cruel treatment of Animals in Turkey, please visit Discover Turkey, Hell on earth for animals.
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