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Day: August 23, 2012

Ban puppy mills!

The recent dog attack case brings into focus the problem with  pet  shops and backyard breeders who breed   animals indiscriminately without any appreciation or concern for breed standards, genetics, the animal’s health or socialisation. Most people do not realize that the majority of dogs for sale in pet stores are the product of backyard breeders. But when such breeding is carried out on...
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Deployment of armed guards crucial to combat wildlife poaching

Frequent reports of seizures of pangolins, snakes and tortoises bound for export out of the country is alarming. The wildlife trade has become even more rampant with the illegal sale of wildlife through the internet. Unregulated, anonymous and virtually unlimited in reach, it offers endless opportunities to a flourishing trade in protected wildlife. Malaysian wildlife species are seriously at...
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Pandas are not bartering tools

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) reiterates its stand  against the panda diplomacy loan to Malaysia. Loaning and transferring these sensitive animals and putting them on display in zoos causes pandas undue stress and does nothing to protect their rapidly diminishing natural habitat. The RM30 million enclosure that is to be built offers nothing to pandas  except deprivation and relegating these...
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