Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Sentence for animal poachers too lenient

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is enraged  and highly perturbed  to learn of the light sentences  meted out over the country's biggest seizure of illegally trafficked tiger.

The court’s ruling concerning wildlife can have wide reaching impacts for the precedent it sets will  not  be a deterrent to  others  as this could lead  to additional killing of other endangered wildlife which the Act is intended to protect.

Murder of zoo animals cruel

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) views the killing of a Malayan sun bear and an Arabian stallion in Malacca Zoo as malicious and vicious.  Taking the lives of innocent defenseless animals is a vile and dastardly act.

Severely punish culprits for carnage of Pygmy elephants

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) views the death of 10 pygmy elephants at the Gunung Rara Forest Reserve as the worst disaster to have happened in 2013.  Nothing is more poignant than the sight of an elephant calf tugging at its dead mother - a heart wrenching sight that is certain to tug at the heartstrings of even the most hard-hearted person.


Wild fish victims of aquaculture

CAP and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are concerned to learn that Malaysia had signed an agreement and institutional cooperation contract with Norway on Regulatory Framework for Aquaculture in Malaysia and to expand Malaysia’s aquaculture industry.
Unsustainable aquaculture can devastate marine life and the environment and impact on local people's food and security.  The United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO), 2010 report states that 85% of the world’s fish resources are fully exploited or overexploited. To meet the global demand, aquaculture is being promoted but large volumes of wild fish have to be caught to feed the aquaculture industry.

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.