Troubles continue for the Puchong dog abuser as 2 more firms drop TearProof
Terry Yee's troubles are on the rise following the public apology he issued over his actions in brutalising a guard dog in Puchong on 2 April.
First, US outdoor gear maker Osprey Packs severed ties with Terry's firm and now, following online protests by animal lovers, two more international firms have dropped TearProof as their Malaysian distributor.
The two firms are US-based water bottle maker Nalgene and UK-based outdoor apparel brand Craghoppers.
While Nalgene said that they have pulled the plug on their deals with Tearproof Sdn Bhd, Craghoppers said they are unlikely to revive any business dealings with Terry.
According to a report in The Star Online, animal lovers have been posting on the official Facebook pages of these international brands that carried their business with TearProof to demand that they choose a more “ethical” distributor.
This is a substantial loss of business for Terry Yee, as the three firms were the largest brands that his Puchong-based firm carried
TearProof has outlets in MidValley Megamall, The Curve and One Utama in the Klang Valley.
Terry Yee, the man who brutalised a guard dog in Puchong earlier this month, has lost his business deal with US outdoor gear maker Osprey Packs. The firm has decided to remove Terry's firm, TearProof Sdn Bhd, as a distributor in Malaysia over his actions.
According to a report in The Malay Mail Online, the US firm is Osprey Packs.
Rob BonDurant, Osprey's VP for product line and marketing, told The Malay Mail Online that his firm has reviewed the clip and found Terry's behaviour to be "reprehensible".
"In response to the incident, we are engaged in the process of terminating our relationship with this distributor completely. We made this decision because as a brand, we absolutely oppose any act of inhumane violence or neglect against animals," Rob was reported as saying by The Malay Mail Online in its report published yesterday.
Terry's firm, Tearproof Sdn Bhd, had been Osprey Packs' sole authorised distributor in Malaysia, operating four outlets in major shopping malls in the Klang Valley, reported The Star Online
Rob said Osprey Packs will appoint a new local distributor soon.
In the meantime, he added that the firm was making arrangements to ensure there was no disruption of customer and product service in Malaysia.
Replying to a user on its Facebook page, Osprey said that, "We were horrified and shaken by what we witnessed and many were overcome with emotion. All of us were outraged and shocked to confirm the perpetrator of the abuse captured was a distributor of ours. Therefore, we have served a letter of intention to terminate our business relationship with (Tearproof) effective upon notice."
While Terry has apologised for his act after the CCTV footage of his brutal actions went viral, it seems his troubles are far from over
Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, has today, 12 April, assured people that the Singaporean man is under investigation for his actions against the dog.
The Inspector-General of Police was responding to Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo who reminded the police that Section 428 of the Penal Code made it an offence to abuse animals, with offenders liable for up to three years' jail.
"Definitely, we will investigate. The abuse of animals is a crime; we will investigate," Khalid was quoted saying by The Malay Mail Online at the Bukit Aman police HQs.