Malaysia animal rights groups angry at ‘Tigger’ on the loose shots

Photo courtesy of @Persatuan Haiwan Malaysia-Malaysia Animal Association/Facebook

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Animal lovers in Malaysia have lashed out at a recent series of photos of a stray dog painted in black and orange to resemble a tiger making rounds on social media.

The photos went viral after it was posted on Facebook by the Malaysia Animal Association on Aug. 28. 

The painted dog bears a striking resemblance to the cartoon character Tigger from Winnie the Pooh. (Photo courtesy of @WeGotCharacter_/Twitter and @Persatuan Haiwan Malaysia-Malaysia Animal Association/Facebook)

The animal rights group asked for information regarding the whereabouts of the dog in an attempt to track down those responsible.

Bantu Animal Malaysia cari tahu lokasi di mana dan milik siapa?Hadiah misteri menanti kepada pemberi maklumat lengkap…

Persatuan Haiwan Malaysia – Malaysia Animal Association 发布于 2020年8月28日周五

To entice people to come forward, the group even offered a “mystery reward” for further details on the dog’s location and possible owner.

Photo courtesy of @Persatuan Haiwan Malaysia-Malaysia Animal Association/Facebook

The photos sparked outrage online as dyeing the fur of animals can be harmful. Most people don’t know but paints can be toxic and may result in fur loss.

Many condemned the unethical action and pointed out the sad expression on the dog, while others said the realistic patterns painted on the animal indicated a mildly talented artist, who should find a better use of his or her time.

Photo courtesy of @Persatuan Haiwan Malaysia-Malaysia Animal Association/Facebook

If you have more information on the stray dog’s whereabouts, you can contact the Hotline Animal Malaysia on WhatsApp: +601120901097.