Tudung-wearing woman in Malaysia wins hearts by clearing dog's carcass off the road

Animal welfare groups in Malaysia call her gesture a "rare sight", hope action will inspire others

A passerby saw a woman in Terengganu removing the carcass of a dog from a road on Sunday (22 January).
A passerby saw a woman in Terengganu removing the carcass of a dog from a road on Sunday (22 January). (PHOTO: FB/DuniaHaiwanMalaysia) (Dunia Haiwan Malaysia)

MALAYSIA — A woman in Terengganu who removed a dog's carcass from a road is being praised for her selfless act.

A passerby shared what they witnessed the woman doing on a Facebook page called Dunia Haiwan Malaysia on Sunday (22 January).

According to the Facebook post, the passerby was visiting a shop in the area when they saw the carcass of a dog in the middle of the road.

It was suspected that the dog had been involved in an accident earlier that day.

The passerby then saw a hijab-wearing woman exiting her car with a large plastic bag in her hands.

A few minutes later, she put on gloves and wrapped up the carcass in a black garbage bag before carrying it to her car trunk.

She carefully placed the garbage bag in her trunk and then drove off, presumably to bury the deceased animal.

Gesture won many hearts

Her actions touched the hearts of many netizens on social media platforms.

Facebook user Rachel Nelson thanked the woman for her help and praised her for being a good human.

Another Facebook user Valli Kanan called the woman an inspiration to others.

"Salute (to) you sis", he added.

Facebook/Rachel Nelson
Facebook/Valli Kanan

Removing an animal carcass a "rare sight" in Malaysia

Various animal welfare groups in Malaysia also commended her for her efforts.

According to Joanne Low, coordinator of Homeless Paws of Manjung Strays, seeing someone remove an animal carcass is rare in Malaysia.

Malaysian news outlet The Star reported that Ms Low claimed that people typically avoid roadkill due to disgust, or believing it was not their job.

She said it was more common to see the carcasses remain for days until local council workers arrived to clear them.

Ms Low added that removing and burying or placing them in a safer area is a form of respect for the poor animals that died.

Sherrina Krishnan from the Pet Adoption Network said she hopes the woman's actions will inspire others.

She said: "An act done in the state of Terengganu reiterates the compassion of any religion — to be kind to all creatures, big and small."

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