A symbolic statue of a dog spotted at the Mendeleyevskaya subway station of Moscow. It's about a sad animal abuse story.
Malchik was a black mongrel stray dog living in Moscow. For about three years, Malchik lived at the Mendeleyevskaya station on the Moscow Metro. Malchick became a popular station ‘resident’ among rail employees and commuters and territorially protected the station from drunks and other dogs. Unfortunately, he was brutally killed when a 21-year-old woman Yulia Romanova stabbed him with a kitchen knife who was said to have become angry when he barked at her and her beloved Staffordshire terrier.
Romanova was arrested, tried and later it was revealed that Romanova has a long history of cruelty to animals and psychiatric treatment. The horrible incident sparked a wave of public outrage regarding the cruelty treatment to animals and in 2007, a monument entitled "Compassion" or "Sympathy" was erected at Mendeleevskaya station in memory of Malchik.
Animal abuse is so sad and I am deeply hurt and saddened that such things can happen to animals these days. This memorial serves as a symbol of respect to all living creatures and a symbol of protest against inhuman treatment of a stray pet.
What a sad story, indeed. A beautiful sculpture and tribute to Malchik. Very symbolic.ReplyDelete
That is a sad thing to happen and I like the memorial statue.ReplyDelete
A very sad story. Animal abuse makes me so sad too. Maybe this tribute will help other animals.ReplyDelete
sad story, but a lovely memorial to four legged friend. love the symbolism here.ReplyDelete
A sick woman..though she had a Staffordshire terrier. *shake head* not sure her dog had a peaceful time.ReplyDelete
That is so sad.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous weekend.
Liz @ MLC
It is a beautiful memorial for such a tragic story.ReplyDelete
That is a very beautiful memorial to Malchik. I hope it will help people remember him and to be more aware of cruelty to animals. We do need to do all we can to stop such abuse.ReplyDelete
It's good they have made this statue of a dog for remember. We have to respect every man, every animal and every plant.ReplyDelete
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These makes me sad too. Can you imagine if we are the one who is astray and be treated like that. In other words what if there is a reverse rule here?ReplyDelete
I do not have a pet dog but I won't imagine myself hurting animals, birds or even plants nor trees. Last night I watched the a movie titled Hachiko a dog who waited for 10 years for his master to come home but he won't come home since he died 10 years ago.
I shed bucket full of tears and to think that it is a true story of a Japanese professor and a dog called Hatchi. Hatchi died waiting for his master, now in Japan they put a monument for Hachiko in which people can go and visit him.
By the way, we have at least 8 barn cats they multiplied fast. They caught birds, broke my flowers, poop my garden but what can I do I can't kill them, no way! ^_^ I believe that if we are good and take care of nature they do take care of us in return.
Thanks for the post and the space. Happy weekend!
It is very sad story. I am glad that Malchik has such a fitting memorialReplyDelete
Bonza tribute to Malchik who at the time he was killed was protecting his territory from an intruder which is a natural instinct, very sad indeed :-(.ReplyDelete
That is such a sad story.ReplyDelete
We have two street dogs with us adopted from the street when they were puppies. They are spoiled now tho!
We also have 3 street dogs outside our home whom we feed everyday. We truly wish we could take them inside but we cant afford to get our spoiled ones friendly with them.
We feed them everyday and our yard and the garage is open for them most of the time(when our spoiled ones are not out in the yard)
It is really sad and it breaks our heart. I sometimes think that animals are much much better than humans.
What a sad story. Must say I prefer the story of Hachiko, another dog that has had a statue erected to honor it at a railway station:-ReplyDelete
A sad story and a terrible fate. At least his death brought about some good for other animals...ReplyDelete
That's a sad story. This interesting statue reminds us of no to animal cruelty.ReplyDelete
Yup - a sad story but a beautiful symbol to remember an animal who clearly brough lots of joy to many! A good choice for this week's theme.ReplyDelete
Have a good weekend.
That's a beautiful sculpture but a very sad story !ReplyDelete
sad but interesting!ReplyDelete
An impressive sad story. Unfortunately there are people like that woman. But these makes us, the others, to love even more the animals and to try to protect them.ReplyDelete
This is all new to me. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
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A fantastic looking sculpture, that is a fitting reminder to Malchik. There is too much animal abuse going on, and what I find disgusting is the slap on the wrist offenders recieve when they get caught!ReplyDelete