Evil thrives in Barbados – Cats & Dogs remain victims until Animal Control given right to search & prosecute (WARNING, Disturbing Images: NC-17)

It is becoming readily apparent now that this News Blog is seen as a very aggressive move for change in this country. I want it known because I disagree with a given situation, organisation or entity does not mean I am Islamic/Catholic/PEP/NDP/Atheist, I just want to see the right thing being done every time.

I am not in favour of animal cruelty, but I will be dangerously vociferous if my pets are threatened like when two huge stray dogs last night tried to attack my cats in my front yard (couldn’t lock the gate as wife had not returned from work yet)! If I caught them, then I strongly doubt the Hope Sanctuary and I would be allies at the moment, LOL! Nevertheless, that is a matter of what I call SELF-DEFENSE as it is my pets and by extension? My family without a doubt!

What I do object to is when dogs are locked up in tiny cages as cheap alarm systems or cats are stoned for random target practice… Unfortunately there are far worse things happening right here in Barbados and they are either kept quiet so as to be able to keep your paycheck or because those who should stop such things are the very instigators or perpetuators of such filth!

There are ads on the radio right now trying to redress these societal flaws, but they are told as if the speakers were dogs and making according puns thereof, so while well-intentioned, they can remove the edge from the reality of this alarmingly prevalent situation.

The Hope Sanctuary recently got Simon Cowell while here in Bim to endorse their van that travels the country to neuter pets (all six cats I have arefixedbut since my dog does not roam on the street, she has the backyard to roam and therefore every six months is not allowed on the beds nor the sofa).

This is not all they do, they try to rescue as many abused creatures as possible, I will not lie when I tell you that I wept when I read their website and even now I still am a bit watery eyed – some did not make it and what I show are but a few…

* This old dog came from the bottom of university hill and the owner’s story was, she was taking some boiling oil to a neighbor when she tripped and accidentally spilled the oil over the dog. [She had no burns on herself] The Hope Sanctuary took this dog to the Vet.

She is healing well now, but she’s still wary of people.

* I came across a black garbage bag along my street a few weeks ago and dreaded what might be inside! I worked up the courage after a few days to look and this is what I found –

It is not uncommon for people to place a “live dog” in a double plastic bag for it to suffocate and dump it in some isolated area. Maybe the dog did not bark enough or tore the owners panties I don’t know. But it does not take much for a dog to go through this torture!

Funnily enough, this bag was laying in the sun for a few days with road works crew de bushing the area and when one of them saw me take a photo he got on his cell phone and the bag disappeared that same day?

* I found this one 500 yards away from The Globe Drive in. Judging by the teeth the dog was still young.

* Here are the pics of the poor dog that my friend and I picked up this morning from my trainers house when he called to say it walked in to his home.

We got there about 6:45pm and by then the dog looked like it was dead, when we lifted it, it moved its head a bit.

Took it to John Duckhouse (St Thomas) who had to put it to sleep. This needs to be put on a poster, I am sick and tired of some of us saying they don’t want to see bad photos, well I can tell them as well as you, what it’s like to see this in real life.

My trainer says he had seen the dog running around playfully off and on, and thought it belonged to someone as it had a collar and did not look in bad condition.

* The dog in this picture is also at Dr. Duckhouse. He had an owner [German Shepherd mix] it has a broken tail and as you can see it was not treated and the tail has knitted at an angle.

He was dehydrated, emaciated and had open sores to the bone, infested with maggots. His testicles are swollen. There is a family who claims they are interested in “saving” it, but agents from the Hope Sanctuary are advising the family to meet the creature in person before making a final decision…

* You can see this dog if you park at the back of the Royal Bank of Canada below the University, the dog is opposite.

We have given the owner some help and advice, and he looks a bit better now.

When Bajan Reporter spoke with numerous agents at the Hope Sanctuary (they wished to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals) I learned this is but the tip of the iceberg and the rest is like a psychedelic nightmare from Dante, this News-Blog learned that when some of them went to particular Authorities to complain over such horrible scenarios that they were told they’re just animals – it is also suspected many representatives of this same Authority actually condone similar cruelty as there are claims they own dogs themselves for fighting and/or place bets at such insane and cruel events that happen still now in modern-day Barbados!

Now that I have come forward to do this, it is not likely that I will get invited to any to see if they exist and who attends… But I would rather make it known and let’s see what like-minded citizens can do to halt such atrocities.

There needs to a be a massive educational programme for Barbadians to understand the value of pets! Insurance agents and doctors will tell you if you have a pet, you have that much of a better chance to live longer; it creates the nurturing factor needed for parenting when it comes along, etc. This teaching must not be for rural but suburban areas as well – I remember one of my step-daughter’s schoolfriends was terrified of Strypes as he was thought to be huge for a cat! I said you better not hope to see Patch or Simon (who also met with the dark side of cruelty in 4/7/2004) as they are even bigger whereupon the girl insisted on leaving the house…

A few years ago, when I went to a meeting at an associate’s house in Rockley, they adopted one of my kittens from the 2nd litter ever born at my place and the tyke was 8 weeks old at the time. Now, everyone in the meeting that night learned there was one man (from a Government Department) who was TERRIFIED of cats – he literally climbed on top of the couch to get away from this beast of a {daring to be friendly}kitten, LOL!

Apart from educating people on the value of animals other than as a food source, legislature must be created and then given appropriate enforcement for the Animal Control Division of the Ministry of Agriculture to be able to search, raid and prosecute folk suspected of harbouring or implementing animal abuses!

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  1. To the Editor.
    Re education
    Thank you for you caring!
    Some progress has been made.
    The Hope Sanctuary has a fulltime Educator who visits schools summer camps and Church communities to promote the humane treatment and care of animal.
    His wages are paid by an overseas benefactor who took pity on the plight of animals on the Island. He also finances the neutering bus.
    The CBC has been kind enough to let us air an educational program called Hope for animals that runs on a regular basis, addressing general animal care.
    Sonje Londsdale gives us free advertising to help with the education.

    Cornelia Coulthrust
    Founder of the Hope Sanctuary

  2. Judging from most, if not all animal abuse complaints i have ever made to the Barbados Police Force, they seem not to have even the slightest knowledge of Animal cruelty Laws. Instead i have had to contend with a “So what do you want me to do about it”? attitude from this department.

  3. As we speak seems that those creatures Barbadians “love to hate” have been brought in from America and are sniffing for any signs of life at the Brittons Hill site where a family is said to be trapped in an underground cave where their apartment building collapsed. Maybe now people will show these animals a lot more respect.

  4. These photos are so tragic, and so senseless. The horrors just keep getting worse. Please help us teach people that animals are sentient beings, and that every major world faith teaches us to care for them. Come to AnimalChaplains.com and find out how.

    Thank-you for this very important, and very sad website.

    Animal Chaplain Nancy Cronk

  5. Wake up Barbados

    Is this a reflection of where we are now, a total uncaring society that we can treat these loyal trusting animals in this way.

    We need to employ “animal police” like they have in Miami.

    -Investigate the complaint

    -take evidence

    -arrest the guity owners

    -prosecute these people.

    Lets get serious about animal abuse which reflects negatively in relation to animal lovers who visit our shores.
    We are supposed to be a caring society but the pictures of these poor defenseless creatures would make you think differently


    from one who cares.

  6. Barbados needs help and direction and to learn the words RESPECT FOR LIFE!! If you care to help please go here……

  7. I was shocked to see the ferral cats and the attitude that people take towards them, also dogs running in the street and if one got run over it would literally die by the kerbsite. Barbados is massively dependent on tourism I have only seen these things as I have stepped out of the tourist areas. Surely if Barbados wants to continue to thrive as a tourist destination the government must punish the abusers and educate people and make neutering compulsory. People should have to have a licence to get a dog.

    I have looked on the web for sometime for a discussion on this topic, it is shamefull that more is not being done

  8. I cant post this as an anonymous bystander; my name is Mark Stephen Shorey and I was born in QEH March 29, 1983, I lived in Wantead Hghts St.Michael and I was a proud Bajan up until I saw this, I feel ashamed to be assosiated with these villans.

    I wish more people in BIM were like an animal rights officer up here in canada who handcuffed a man who left his dog in a car summer 2007 and the dog suffered from heat stroke, other animal lovers beat that owner and the officer was fired but later was reinstated thanx to the publics outcrys of injustice.

    My barbadian people we have to realise that our canine brothers of this speck of dirt in the universe need to be helped when they cannot help them selves. Do these same dogs not aid in finding lost children, illegal drugs and protecting their very owners some of who still abuse them.

    I say again, my name is Mark Shorey and I was a proud Bajan from St. Michael.

  9. I was looking to adopt a dog because I want my son to grow up loving animals and not be an asshole like these animal killers in the world!Ive very devistated the loss of my dog Ive had since I was 3 yrs she lived a healthy happy life of 18 yrs and had to be put down of arthertis.I started crying knowing people can be so cruel to animals that will love unconditionally to a human being and Im glad u put pictures on here so people realize this isnt bulls***.I hope all these horrible disgusting people burn in hell for being so cruel! Thank u again for opening my eyes to assholes in the world.

  10. this is terrible!! i am scared of dogs but this is just discusting!! poor animals don't diserve to be treated like this and i am totally against it and dog fighting.

  11. i live in barbados im english and there is a lot of neglet and abuse it breaks my heart everyday to see the suffering these animals go through tied up and starved lack of water i dread going down the road not knowing if ill pass another dog or cat killed on the road people cage a dog here tiny cages 24/7 i would put a bird in it its lack of education and respect for a living animal in this country if you cant eat it who cares is their atitude.

  12. Unfortunately animal cruelty happens everywhere in the world. In Barbados I have seen people of different nationalities abuse their dogs. I have tried to find out out where to turn to report abuse…but everywhere I turn I am sent elsewhere. Even so called animal welfare organisations in Barbados don't want anything to do with abuse cases. It is awful knowing that people who are supposed to be there for animals….couldn't care less when abuse is mentioned. To me, the whole thing is a farse. Animal abuse is going to continue, even the known cases…because as it is….nobody wants to get involved. As a result I have to see my neighbours beautiful and once happy puppy tied to a tree in the garden without shelter or water 24/7, rain or shine. His expat family (adults, children and visitors) totally ignore him, and psychologically abuse him when the other dog in the family lives a normal dog life while he is watching. It is heartbreaking to hear the puppy barking in the pooring rain, while he stands without shelter, tied to a tree…and believe it or not….family members passing in front of him while they come and go to the house…..and they don't even know that the dog is there. This is a nasty family who shouldn't be allowed to have a dog. If they were in their home country they would have been fined, jailed and the dog would have been taken away from them.

  13. HOLY FUCK all people who hurt innocent dogs should die and burn in hell

  14. who?…i want to hunt the owner down seriusly so i can do the sfkn thing and see how fun it and to see how it feels to be burned by somebody ..and if i had a reeal smart animal i would let it burn the persion for burning another animal and i would LMAO


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