This is the level of barbarism that Trinidad and Tobago has descended to. Thus far, neither the Ministry of Agriculture under Clarence Rambharat, nor the police service, has done anything. That’s 40+ counts of animal cruelty. Until the people responsible for this are arrested we urge everyone to boycott the Caroni Bird Sanctuary as a tourist destination. It is highly likely the cats were poisoned by persons working at the Sanctuary. Moreover, those responsible persons also killed protected animals with the same poison used.
On a more optimistic note, we here at Trinidad Dreamscape, an organisation of ONE person and 2 cats, have twenty-eight rescue cats living in our headquarters. We don’t get donations from anyone yet we can do this. The government of Trinidad and Tobago failed state can’t safeguard people, much less pets. Barbados has laws enforcing pet safety by owners updated to modern day standards including a microchip database required by law for all pets. What is up with Trinidad and its languishing laws from seventy years ago that cannot be brought up to date by the laggards in Parliament?
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.
Ethically they had arrived at the conclusion that man’s supremacy over lower animals meant not that the former should prey upon the latter, but that the higher should protect the lower, and that there should be mutual aid between the two as between man and man. They had also brought out the truth that man eats not for enjoyment but to live.Mahatma Gandhi
Some of our cats:
Home for the homeless. Pictured: Pink, Defibrillator, Bunny, Jimmy, Growly, Lollipop, Gizmo, Marshmallow, Zorro, Supernova, Dreamy, Dune, Fuzz, Gazer, Mercury, Callisto, Drizzle, Owl, Toffee.