The recent dog attack case brings into focus the problem with pet shops and backyard breeders who breed animals indiscriminately without any appreciation or concern for breed standards, genetics, the animal’s health or socialisation.
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.
Australia became the first country in the world to introduce plain packaging laws for cigarettes in July 2011. A month before it could even get that Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 legislated, the Asian arm of Philip Morris demanded compensation from Australia.
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) reiterates its stand against the panda diplomacy loan to Malaysia. Loaning and transferring these sensitive animals and putting them on display in zoos causes pandas undue stress and does nothing to protect their rapidly diminishing natural habitat.
Cycling is one of the greatest mode of transportation to help ease the pollution problem and protect environment. Thus in conjunction with the World Environment Day, CAP is organising our 13th Bicycle Campaign with the cooperation of the Penang Department of Environment and Penang Department of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives & Consumerism.