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Thu, Jan 27, 2011
The Daily Chilli
Facebook user denies he is dog abuser

A man who has been accused of abusing a toy poodle has pleaded with people to leave him alone.

It is a case of mistaken identity said the man who wanted to be known only as Champ Alan.

"I am not that person in the video. I wouldn't do such a thing," said the 33-year-old chef.

His Facebook account has been inundated by hundreds of messages since Tuesday.

Champ Alan said most of the mesages were derogatory and some even insulted his mother.

"I'm so fed up and angry," he said.

To counter the allegations of abuse, he put up his handphone number and address on Facebook. He challenged those who did not believe him to meet him in Malacca.

The man abusing the dog in the video is shirtless, sporting tattos on both arms.

But Alan said he does not have any tattoos on his arms.

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Champ Alan does have tattoos on his neck and shoulder though.

"Please come and look for yourself if you don't believe me," he said.

Champ Alan said he has received many calls from stangers.

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He refused to make a police report, even though he has been advised to do so.

"I did not do anything wrong," he said.

He added that he did not know how the case of mistaken identity could have arisen. He however noted that he bears some resemblances with the abuser in the video.

Many people have alleged that his ex-wife and her partner were responsible for the torture of the poodle. Some have alleged that an Allan Tan is the abuser, while others have pointed fingers at Champ Alan.

Champ Alan said the picture of a woman is not his ex-wife, who is also uncontactable at the moment.

The Veterinary Services Department is seeking the help of the public to hunt down the dog abuser.

Department enforcement division director Datuk Mohamed Radzuan Malek called for those with information to come forward with details of the abusers in order for authorities to nab the man.

"We need those who can give us concrete details of the man because what we have so far is just online speculation," he said.

"Once we have someone willing to be our informant and stand as witness in court, we can build a strong case against the abuser," he added. Mohamed Radzuan said those with information can either report directly to the department or make a police report.

The abuser, if caught will be charged under Part IV of the Animals Act 1953 and can be fined RM200 (S$84) or imprisonment of six months, or both, if found guilty.

Those with information can call the department at 03-88702000 or SMS to DVS HQAduan (Your Complaint) at 15888.

In the 15-minute video, the abuser is seen to use brutal force on the dog, a poodle, in his attempt to coerce the dog to stand on its two hind feet.

In one scene, when the dog lost its balance, the man gave it a violent smack, which sent the poodle flying.

It remains an unknown whether the dog is still alive.

Other dog abuse cases:

Foreign worker smashes dog's face with metal chain
Another case of animal abuse suspected
Neighbour films woman beating her dog repeatedly
Woman hits dog repeatedly with wooden sticks

 


 
 
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