Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.-- James A. Froude (1818-1894)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

DVS's Ultimatum to Selangor Local Councils to build humane dog pounds

Malay Mail 10th March 2009 - The Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) has given three Selangor local councils a month to construct dog pounds in accordance with its guidelines or face being slapped with action for animal cruelty.

The order was issued by department director-general Datuk Dr Abd Aziz Jamaluddin in response to a Malay Mail report last Friday which highlighted that Ampang Jaya Municipal Council, Klang Municipal Council and Kajang Municipal Council were allegedly housing captured strays, as well as licenced dogs, in the councils’ vans and trucks as these councils do not possess their own animal pounds.

Deeming the councils’ actions as unacceptable, Dr Abd Aziz said his department had given them more than enough time to abide by the guidelines on the housing and extermination of strays.
“By the end of next month, if they do not have their own pounds, they will face action for animal cruelty offences,” he told Malay Mail.

For full story read the Malay Mail online, http://www.mmail.com.my/Vet_ultimatum.aspx

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