Remembering Sheena

Stop Animal Abuse in Malaysia.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Dept of Vet Svcs

Just FYI, folks, we are just a bunch of individuals who are trying to get the laws changed in favour of protecting animals. In light of the fact that Sheena has been adopted for the campaign, the focus (or perhaps my focus) is on domestic pets. We hope to get more people educated along the way, in terms of pet care and responsible pet ownership. Along the way, if we come across the plight of wildlife being treated cruelly, or even foreign animal cruelty (like the puppies being used as drug mules situation), then we'll talk about it. This is, after all, a blog.

So, really, we have no jurisdiction to save pets who are being treated cruelly. FYI, the SPCA, PAWS etc. do not have jurisdiction either. If you contact us, we'd have to either contact these organisations, who in turn, will contact the only people who have jurisdiction: the Veterinary Services Department (VSD). Here's a list of their departments in the area near you. Do contact them with any situation which can be construed as cruelty towards animals. According to the Animal Ordinance 1953, this is what cruelty is legally defined as.

Also, you might want to check out section 428 of the Penal Code regarding cruelty to animals. As far as our research has shown, no one has been charged under this section. But we're still researching, so bear with us.

Again, we encourage you to contact the VSD yourself, that would mean you're contacting the correct authority immediately, and saving precious time in preventing cruelty/saving an animals life.

Thanks all.

2 Comments:

  • At 3:53 PM, Blogger IdseyBidsey said…

    You're doing such a great job, you people. Keep it up. We need people like you to make a difference. The animals have no voice that can make people (who don't care) understand.

    So it IS our responsibility isn't it?

    Love and Power to the Animals....

     
  • At 8:02 PM, Blogger Shoba said…

    Thank you guys. All your words of encouragement mean so much to us, especially in the darkest moments of this uphill battle.

    We will always hold close to our heart this eternal Truth that good will always triumph over evil.

    Blessings,
    Shoba Mano

     

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