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Most or 60% of animal welfare complaints were involving pet owners over the past two years. Many owners mean no harm to their furry friends, but they lack awareness on proper pet care, leading to negligence in the animal's welfare.
PETALING JAYA: The Veterinary Services Department (DVS) has blocked three agents from Penang involved in exporting pets, following Australia’s move to temporarily suspend the import of dogs and cats from Malaysia over biosecurity concerns.
The authorities are investigating a total of 81 cases of pet dumping and animal cruelty during the movement control order. Some of the abandoned dogs are expensive breeds like shih tzu and poodles, says an animal rights group.
In conjunction with World Animal Day tomorrow, CHIN MUI YOON looks at the rising incidence of animal abuse in the country, and the need to stem the tide.
SEPANG: An unemployed man pleaded guilty at the Sessions Court here Wednesday (May 13) to abusing a dog by hanging it from a tree.
PETALING JAYA: Samples from commercial pig farms in the local industry nationwide have tested negative for the new type of swine flu that is said to be capable of triggering a pandemic, says the Veterinary Services Department (DVS).
PETALING JAYA: Pig farmers have long been implementing strict biosecurity measures to protect the local swine industry from viral diseases.