Friday May 4, 2012
Celebrity to ‘walk for the dogs’ on Wesak Day
PETALING JAYA: Being an avid dog lover, popular TV and radio personality Angel Wong Chui Ling is always troubled when she hears about canine abuse.
“It is always sad to hear the suffering man’s best friend has to endure due to prejudice and lack of compassion,’’ said Hong Kong-born Wong.
Wanting to do something to highlight the plight of dogs, especially strays, Wong, her businessman husband Peter Yew, their mixed-breed dog Fei Mui and several relatives will be taking part in the Wesak Day procession tomorrow.
“We are walking for the dogs, especially the many strays that lead precarious lives, often hungry and alone,’’ said Wong.
She hoped more would be done for the humane and just treatment of dogs here.
Wong added that she and her husband would be wearing canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) T-shirts to show solidarity with the group.
“We support the work being done by MDDB and what better way to show our appreciation than walking for the cause it strongly believes in,’’ said Wong.
Wong added that she and her family members would be joining the walk from the YMCA main gate where the MDDB volunteers and dogs would be congregating.
MDDB coordinator Irene Low said the canine welfare project’s T-shirts would also be on sale at the congregation point.
“Please come and join us with your dogs if you feel strongly about canine abuse and want to show us your support. We will meet at the YMCA main entrance between 6.30pm and 7pm,’’ added Low.
She said most of the dogs would only walk for about 1km to 2km of the procession, which will start from the Buddhist Maha Vihara in Jalan Berhala, Brickfields.
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