Hari Raya is commonly associated with fond memories, good food, and the gift of bonding with family members. After all, who doesn’t brighten up at the mention of Raya?
Unfortunately, there seems to be a rising case of deaths in pets this Syawal. Several upsetting posts on Twitter are surfacing from pet owners on how children have abused their cats to the point of death.
Twitter user @Uyushh posted the upsetting news about her pet cat, King, needing to be rushed to the hospital after being viciously hit on the head with a hard object.
The impact of the injury was so severe that the poor creature had a high chance of being paralysed. King was hospitalised for 2 days, said to be in a coma, but then later passed away.
Kucing aku baru kena warded 2 hari sebab doctor cakap dia trauma kena hentakan kuat dekat kepala. Bukan nak tuduh, tapi kalau datang rumah beraya, jaga la anak tu dari buat onar. 😞😞😞
P/s: doctor cakap if takde perkembangan positif percentage untuk lumpuh tinggi. 😞😞 pic.twitter.com/ig7J7X4uGF
— nurush shahindah (@Uyushh) June 6, 2019
This caused an uproar in netizens, but unfortunately also brought several other mourners who suffered a similar fate.
Another mentioned how they just found the corpse of their beloved cat, not knowing how it passed away, as they were busy cooking for Raya while the kids were left to roam freely.
kucing i pun dah takda, mati masa raya kedua 🙁 i tak tahu apa budak budak ni buat dengan batbat sebab i busy kat dapur 😔 pic.twitter.com/eHtOhb5BAC
— suffcidal (@suffyahadilah) June 9, 2019
As upsetting as this news is, it brings up a new topic that needs to be discussed. Should kids be allowed to go to such extents without suffering any backlash?
Almost all of the victims experienced the parents of the children merely replying with, “It’s just a cat, so what?” when faced with the consequences of their children’s actions.
This enabling behaviour can be far more toxic than the actual children themselves, as we don’t know how many more things in the future will their parents brush aside as excuses.
Regardless of age, parents must be able to discipline their children— especially in extreme cases like these. Respect is a two way road, peeps!
It seems that netizens are equally upset about the terrible news that has spread this Raya with many blaming the parents of the children involved.
Baru raya ke 4 ye dah baca several stories of kucing mati dek kerana budak budak datang beraya I swear if any of these misbehave kids tryna come to my cat siap eh pic.twitter.com/wN8iAtIy15
— Aiman (@AnisShahar) June 8, 2019
Finally, do you think twitter user @emiley____ right in her treatment of ill-mannered children? She slapped a kid who stepped on her cat.
Baru lepas tampar budak. Ada ke patut dia pergi pijak kucing aku. Kau datang beraya makan jelah tart nenas aku hidang tu jangan nak over eh budak
— emilner shaqira (@emiley____) June 6, 2019
(Article by Leyasheena Panicker)