first_imgDear Editor,Please allow publication of this letter.Dear Mr President,I do hope that you will give due regard to my concerns raised in this letter, and I am positive that you will do everything in your power to bring resolution to grievous wrong being done to a pitiable calf, which has been impounded at the #51 Police Station for the past four months.This matter has been ventilated in the press by means of various letters and articles, but despite assurances given by the Public Relations Officer of the Guyana Police Force, no progress has been made to alleviate the sufferings of this poor animal. Everyone in the Police Force is cognizant of the plight of this calf, including the Public Security Minister, yet the matter is now becoming an embarrassment.Some Berbicians are questioning the ability of our law enforcement to deliver a good service when such cruelties to animals are being perpetrated by the very people who are supposed to afford protection. There are many instances when animals have died in the pounds due to thirst and starvation. Only recently, two goats died at the Albion Police Station. The atrocious conditions and the refusal of the Police to feed these animals are quickly transforming these pounds into slaughterhouses.I am living at Skeldon, and I would normally travel to #51 Police Station in order to feed and water this animal when Mr Harbhajan, the PM’s Representative of Region 6, is unable to do so.Your Excellency, this is not a ‘disputed animal’, as the Public Relations Officer claimed in the Press; this calf was struck down by a motorcar driver, and only his mirror was broken, while the cow calf suffered a broken back leg. No one was injured, and no one has since come forward to claim the animal. To date, it remains in the sun and rain, and not to mention the season of mosquitoes.I beseech you, Mr President, to use your executive power and free this calf. I saw you feeding the baby elephant in Kenya, and I conclude that you love animals and that you are a kind, compassionate and humane person.Yours sincerely,Leila Hazell-Bhudiallast_img read more