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新加坡两只法国斗牛犬被留在车内中暑死亡,训犬师“负全责”

Oct 27, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership

据称,两只不到两岁的法国斗牛犬因一名训犬师的疏忽而死亡。

照片由Jun Yi Tay提供。

训犬师疏忽致两狗死亡

据狗主人Tay Jun Yi介绍,Chocoby和Hunniby这两只狗被放在训犬师Sabrina Sim那里照料,于2020年8月4日接受寄养和训练。

许多训犬师提供寄养和训练服务,让狗在接受训练期间有地方可以住。

照片由Jun Yi Tay提供。

Tay说,在她把狗交给Sim三周后,8月24日,Sim告诉她狗狗们和兽医在一起。

然后Tay从兽医那里得知,狗狗们到诊所时就已经死了。

Tay说,狗被长时间留在车内,车被停在露天停车场。

据称,狗狗们死于车内中暑。

认证训犬师的专业性值得怀疑

Sim是截至2020年10月1日动物和兽医服务机构认证的27名训狗师之一。

然而,兽医的记录显示,Sim可能对狗狗中暑处理不当,弄湿了它们的外套并把它们放在装有冰块的箱子里。

“两只狗的外套都被水弄湿了,而且装它们的容器里放了冰块。箱子的顶部被黑色的垃圾袋盖住了。”

但这并不能帮助狗狗们降温,它们的体温仍保持在40℃左右。

Tay说,一些网站称将中暑的狗浸入冷水中可能会使它们的状况恶化,最终导致死亡。

英国最大的动物福利慈善机构英国皇家防止虐待动物协会也警告说,不要给中暑的狗用冷水。

训犬师:我对该事件负全责

Sim在接受Mothership采访时表示,她对该事件“负全责”,并且“不会逃避已经发生的事情”。

她还说,她对Tay和她的家人以及国家公园局下属的动物和兽医服务机构,都是完全坦诚和透明的。

不过由于调查仍在进行中,Sim说她不能透露事件的细节。

这不是Sim第一次照顾Tay的牛头犬。

Tay7月初在Sim的页面上写了一条推荐,说Sim很细心并且和Hunniby关系很好。

Sim说,她理解失去Chocoby和Hunniby给Tay和她的家人带来的悲痛。

Sim告诉Mothership:

“我知道我不能让Chocoby和Hunniby重生——它们的生命以及Tay女士和她的家人与Chocoby和Hunniby在一起的美好回忆是无价的!”

Tay:它们是我工作的动力和生活的目标

在接受Mothership采访时,Tay解释说,与其他主人相比,她与Chocoby和Hunniby相处的时间可能相对较短,但这两只狗一直是她生活的中心。

“我真的很高兴,也很感谢他们,因为它们给了我走出去认识新朋友和去很多地方的动力。它们是我工作的动力和生活的目标。”

她回忆说,Chocoby很“漂亮”贪吃,而Hunniby则更冷静独立。

两只狗狗也很喜欢互相作伴。

“它们一起打盹的时候超甜,看着它们的样子我的心都化了。”

主人要求赔偿8.8万新元

Sim表示,她已经同意赔偿Tay,并对此事负全责。

Sim告诉Mothership, Tay在她们上一次沟通中要求赔偿8.8万新元。

Sim说,Tay并没有向她解释他们一家人是如何计算出这个数字的,这导致他们的调解遇到了瓶颈。

“老实说,这是一笔我没有的巨款,但像我说的那样我必须对自己的行为承担全部责任,如果这是一个公平合理的数目,那么我就必须想办法筹到这笔钱。为此,我一直在问Tay女士这个数字是如何计算出来的,但他们没有对此作出回应。”

Tay告诉Mothership,当一家人提出8.8万新元的赔偿金时,他们“情绪激动,非常愤怒”。

此后,他们聘请了律师提出一个公平合理的赔偿金额。

但Tay说:“再多的钱也无法消除突然失去这两只狗狗的痛苦。”

Tay补充道:“我还是很伤心。”

调查正在进行中

动物和兽医服务机构组长Jessica Kwok向Mothership证实,该机构正在调查此事。

她说动物和兽医服务机构“注意到并会关注”两只狗被留在车内中暑死亡的事件。

动物和兽医服务机构正在调查此案是否可能有疏忽和虐待的行为。

此外,Kwok还表示,动物和兽医服务机构非常重视公众对虐待动物行为的反馈。

她敦促所有人在知道有任何疑似虐待动物的案件后通过在线反馈表格提醒动物和兽医服务机构,或致电1800-476-1600。

与动物和兽医服务机构共享的信息将被严格保密。

顶图由Tay Jun Yi提供

PSP's Tan Cheng Bock voted out as Sec-Gen after alleged party infighting

Apr 01, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership

Former Republic of Singapore Air Force colonel Francis Yuen has been appointed secretary-general of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), taking over from party founder Tan Cheng Bock.

Dr Tan, 80, has become party chairman. This was announced by the PSP on Thursday (April 1), after its central executive committee (CEC) met on Wednesday.

In a Facebook post, PSP Non-Constituency MP Leong Mun Wai said Mr Yuen was the committee's unanimous choice to "lead PSP to the next level".

"Francis will lead and galvanise the party while (Dr Tan) concentrates on strengthening external support for PSP," he wrote.

Chairman role is basically a glorified flower pot

In many organisations around the world, the Secretary-General position has the authority to make all the decisions of running the organisation - or party. The Chairman generally does not have any more power pe se than any other voting member of the Executive Committee, except the power to run board meetings.

Comparatively, the Secretary-General is like the Chief Executive Officer of the company.

For example, the People's Action Party chairman is Gan Kim Yong while the Secretary-General is Lee Hsien Loong.

Party infighting?

The change comes amid reports of a rift in the party. An online news site, the RedWire Times, said in March that some party cadres have demanded for Dr Tan to step down as secretary-general, and allow for "more talented rising stars" to take over.

Commenting on the Redwire Times report, PSP member Kumaran Pillai said the new CEC line-up is in no way a reflection of any disagreement over the leadership of the party. Rather, Mr Yuen assuming the secretary-general role is part of a planned transition, he added.

“When Dr Tan started the party, he said he will mentor someone younger, and he hasn’t deviated from his original mission. People shouldn’t be reading too much into it.”

Mr Pillai added that he had a long dialogue with the party cadre who was quoted anonymously by Redwire Times as saying that some cadres are mustering support to demand for Dr Tan to step down from his post.

“His intention is not to stage a coup within the party. I think people have misinterpreted it and misunderstood what he said, sometimes it's like playing broken telephone, you say one thing and by the time you get to the last person, the whole story gets distorted along the way... there’s no infighting, there's no malice,” he said.

In other words, the flower pot needs watering.