PETALING JAYA: Animal lovers aren’t the only ones panning Singaporean Terry Yee for his abuse of a dog over a week ago – a US outdoor equipment firm is now dropping his company as a distributor.
Yee, 30, is said to be the owner of Tearproof Sdn Bhd. The company has several outlets at Mid Valley Mega Mall, The Curve and One Utama Shopping Mall.
According to its Facebook page, the company has been in business for over 15 years.
In a report by The Malay Mail, Osprey Packs vice-president for product line and marketing Rob BonDurant said Yee’s behaviour was “reprehensible”, adding that the Osprey brand “absolutely opposed any act of inhumane violence or neglect against animals”.
In an email to the portal, BonDurant said Osprey was in the process of terminating its relationship with Tearproof.
On April 2, Yee was caught punching and kicking a dog at a guardhouse in Puchong.
A three-minute CCTV recording which has since gone viral showed him falling off his bicycle when the guard dog broke free from its leash and charged at him.
Looking enraged, Yee ran up to the guardhouse, caught the dog and proceeded to punch and kick the animal repeatedly. He also used a crash helmet on the animal before carrying it into the guardhouse, out of view of the CCTV camera, where it is believed he continued battering the animal.
Five days later, Yee apologised for his act, telling The Star that he “snapped” after being “attacked” by the dog many times before.
However, animal lovers and members of the public have demanded that the authorities take action against him for his brutal hammering of the dog.