The trade in reptiles

The   media report  on the seizure of live baby crocodiles at Sibu airport   is not a new incident.  A similar incident occurred in May 2018 in which  an illegal shipment of 50 live crocodiles from Malaysia were seized by border officers at Heathrow Airport. The shocking truth is the manner in which the year …

 Treat animal cruelty on par with other serious offences

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is shocked at the extreme cases of cruelties meted out to companion animals – dogs and cats. Statistics from the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) revealed dogs and cats topping the list in animal cruelty complaints. Complaints have been steadily rising over the past five years. In 2016 the department received 463 cruelty …

Need to Also Conserve Elephant Habitat and Roaming

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) welcomes the Perak State Government’s proposal to  establish a Elephant Sanctuary at KM20 Gerik-Jeli Road nearby the Perak-Kelantan border. However, SAM expects that the area of 40 hectares proposed for the sanctuary would be unable to address conflicts between humans and wildlife, especially elephants. The area of the proposed sanctuary would be able to serve as a place to manage and conserve the wildlife only rather than as an area for …