Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Ban using Wildlife in all Human Related Activities

Sahabat Alam Malaysia  (SAM) is sickened to the core to learn of yet another tragic death of a magnificent animal – the jaguar at the hands of a military.  The needless deaths of the jaguar, gorilla Harambe, alligator killing in Disney resort in Orlando, Florida lions in Chile zoo and countless other exploited wild animals have sparked an international outrage, yet  exploitation of wild animals go on.

SAM condemns the incident following the lethal shooting of a jaguar urging for a ban on the showcasing of semi-domesticated animals whether to glorify the military, the Olympics, use in adverts or any human activity.

What kind of values is the Olympic committee trying to portray.  Is their display of such an elegant and graceful animal a show of power and dominance over a lesser creature?  To drug a beautiful animal, have it on chains and displayed  like  a trophy without any regard of what wild animals may be capable of doing is unthinkable.

FIRE CRACKERS BAN: WHO ELSE BEEN CAUGHT AND CHARGED?

Two men were each fined RM6,000 and have to serve a four-days jail sentence each for illegal possession of fire crackers during a football match at the Penang State Stadium in Batu Kawan on 11 February 2016.

One of the men had 12 firecrackers while the other had four.

Skinned Alive For The Exotic Fashion Industry

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is strongly opposed to the exploitation of wildlife for the exotic skins trade mainly for the luxury fashion industry.  The trade in exotic animal and reptile skins in particular generates thousands of animal victims to fulfil the demands of luxury fashion houses.

The  recent decision by  the Natural and Environment Ministry  to expand the python skin trade into the European market once the ban imposed by the European Union (EU) is lifted, shows that monetary gains overrides all other concerns.  It is a depressing facet of human nature that short term monetary gain is  substitute for common sense and long term planning.

Support for appeal by Sungei Ara residents against Sunway Hills project on hillslopes

Several Residents’Associations and organisations in Penang have come together in a show of support and solidarity for the Sungei Ara residents who are appealing the decision of the Penang High Court, delivered on 29 May 2017.

The High Court had ruled in favour of Sunway City and overturned the decision of the Penang Appeals Board which had decided in favour of the residents in not granting planning permission for the Sunway Hills project.

More arguments against TV

Excessive TV watching can also lead to a wide range of physical, psychological and social problems. Here are 17 more arguments for the elimination of television.