Misery to animals brought on by the zodiac animal signs

With each Chinese New Year welcoming a particular ¬†animal in the zodiac, each bringing with them their ¬†own good fortune and strengths, pet shops and petting farms¬† go all out to import ¬†the animals ¬†associated with ¬†the ¬†zodiac animal signs of that year. In this year of the rat, a petting zoo farm is drawing …

Covid-19 Outbreak: Need for permanent solution on wildlife sale and trade

Whilst Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) welcomes the recent¬†temporary ban by China on the hunting, sale, transportation and export of all wild animals in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, a more lasting solution is needed to prevent another repeat of such outbreaks, not only in China but in all countries. This requires a permanent ban on …

Accountability for the deaths of Sabah’s elephants

Sabah has had a challenging year with constant media attention on wildlife issues and numerous deaths of pygmy elephants. In 2019, 24 deaths were recorded with five occurring in the space of four months. These deaths are seldom attributed to natural causes. Illegal hunting, poaching, poisoning and snaring are common causes of these deaths. Although …