response to Vinay's observations on the High Court order pertaining
to Stray Dogs
[My responses in brackets below. Vinay]
From: "jigeesha thakore" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I thought Karmayog is a platform for betterment of NGOs' work
and a meeting point where one NGO can support the others
work. But from your mail it seems Karmayog is trying to
become an opinion forming body wherein other NGOs will express
their misplaced information and opinion on the issue of animal
welfare and run down those working for animals.
[That is not my intent. I apologise if that is what has got conveyed
by my comments. I have great respect for all the fine work that
NGOs do. Vinay]
You are accusing Animal Welfare Bodies that we have got into this
sterilization program program to make revenue? Let me tell you
that perhaps we are the only NGOs where most of us are in it for
sheer love of animals and end up spending on them from our own
pockets. Even before the sterilization program started, we were
doing our bit in our vicinity with regards to sterilization and
[I understand. It was a thought, not an accusation. Pl treat my
statement as withdrawn. In fact, WSD says that it has not received
any amount from BMC for sterilisation. Is that also the case with
all the other NGOs? Why? Vinay]
Are we doing a less important job than other NGOs? Do you equate
our work with garbage or are we Harijans? I an very upset with
what I have read in your mail and wish to be out from Karmayog
group with immediate effect.
[You'll are not doing a less important job than any other NGO.
I certainly do not feel that. I don't think others feel that too.
I understand that you are upset and I appreciate your having conveyed
it to me. Pl don't be upset with me. It doesn't serve a purpose.
The issue is not about AWOs. It is about BMC failing to have an
effective sterilisation program. They should fund it properly.
Pl attend the meeting with BMC on the 6th. Else pl ensure that
someone from an AWO does. My feeling is that no one will. I don't
think that's the way that citizen issues should be treated.
Pl do continue to remain with the yahoo group. Thanks and regards,
Dec 3, 2005