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Old 16-12-2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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Exclamation HELP our Voiceless Animals - REPORTING CRUELTY and ABUSE !

Commercial/licensing concerns involving animals fall under the control of AVA.

Other matters of cruelty to animals- Inform SPCA & AVA.
Inform Police (violent/emergency situations)






This is in a popular shopping mall in the west which just happens to be nearest to me. It certainly happens in petshops all over the island. And it usually ends up with the animals being put down eventually when they could not be sold.

Many people tend to be caught up with the cute and perky puppies, but look carefully and there will always be sickly ones.

This shop has 8 display tanks always filled with puppies in the past. After the incident was reported, an inspector was sent down to investigate for necessary action. All the animals were removed from display following that.

Now, usually only about half of the display tanks are occupied. Recently, some of the empty tanks have stickers on breeds available only for arranged viewing. Very likely they are unsuitable for display one way or another.

Most importantly, their sale of pets is greatly and permanently reduced. Best is of course not to even buy animals but adopt. This goes backwards up the line to affect the cruel practises of the pet farms.

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This is not blind compassion. The petshop has breached AVA regulations and action is taken against them. Everything was accepted and encouraged by the AVA itself. That is why they have a specifc contact for reporting animal cruelty and neglect.


Unfortunately, AVA's animal welfare deparment is very small and unable to perform the required checks. So, do play your part and help them. It is almost effortless and makes a huge difference.

Customers always snap pictures of the displayed animals. Likewise, just do so comfortably and then write in or email AVA :

Location
Detailed description
Pictures (will help greatly)
Contact details (at least email or phone number)


(always follow up with a call or email to check on the matter)



AVA is obliged to investigate cases by the public. It is confidential and they will usually revert just briefly on the result.

Complaints on vets/clinics should also be addressed to them




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There are many petshops all over Singapore. However, how many of these actually meet the minimal standards set by AVA for their sale and display ? I assure you that many fail .

Commercial matters involving animals fall under the banner of AVA. This includes breeders, petshops and pet farms(animal mills).

Just go to any petshop and you will usually discover at least some discrepancies to common-sense compliance of how they are managed.


However, there are hardly any repercussions as the authorities are too stretched or do not actively enforce the regulations they have set. Try calling up AVA's (Centre for Animal Welfare and Control) hotline and you will usually be greeted by an answering machine.

Welfare organisations are already too tied up with backlog and daily issues to further scout on the conditions of these animals.

What you report may seem trivial but it is a very strong way to hit them where it hurts most; the profit levels. Simply because as long as there is an official write-in, no matter how small, AVA is obliged to send officers down to check and report on it.

It instills a grave concern into these errant shop owners that there is actually someone tracking and willing to report on them. And they have to take remedial action to avoid being penalised.

On maintenance, they will then be forced to improve their living conditions. If it is a health issue, they will need to send the animal for treatment. And if the animals are inherently unwell, it will ensure they become very selective about their sources. Most likely they will be from puppy/kitten mills and the effect will go back up the line, hitting these cruel animal factories in the pockets.

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Please do your part

It is easy to curb the suffering of many of these animals which are in your immediate environment.

We may not have an immediate large-scale impact but we can create small pockets of improvement around us. All big changes start small.


You may contact

Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (Headquarters)
JEM Office Tower, 52 Jurong Gateway Road
#14-01
Singapore 608550


https://www.ava.gov.sg/contact-us
https://www.ifaq.gov.sg/AVA/apps/feedback.aspx

Tel : 1800-476 1600
Tel : 6805 2992






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Below are the conditions listed out from part of the PDF. Just go to your nearest petshop and see how many has being flouted. ESPECIALLY POINT 8


LICENSING CONDITIONS

HOUSING & ENVIRONMENT

1. The cages / enclosures shall comply with the following:

Length of cage / enclosure must be at least 2 times the length of the animal from nose to base of tail Width / depth of cage / enclosure must be at least 1 times the length of the animal from nose to base of tail. Height of cage / enclosure must allow the animal to stand fully upright on its hind legs

2. The cage / enclosure structure must be in good condition and kept clean and dry. It must be safe and comfortable for the animals.

3. The flooring must provide firm and comfortable support for the animals. Mats covering at least half the floor area must be provided if the floor is made of thin wire or if the wire mesh has gaps larger than 1 cm by 1 cm.

MANAGEMENT & HEALTHCARE

4. All animals sold must have been vaccinated at least twice. The first vaccination must not be given before 6 weeks of age. Following the second vaccination, there must be an interval of at least 2 weeks before the puppy is sold.

5. Puppies must be vaccinated against canine distemper, parvorvirus and infectious hepatitis. Kittens must be vaccinated against feline rhinotracheitis virus, calicivirus and panleukopenia virus.

6. Each animal must have a vaccination card, which must have the complete particulars of the animal, including breed, sex, age and colour, and the signature of the licensed veterinarian who did the vaccination. The card must be available for inspection and must accompany the animal.

7. Imported animals must be at least 12 weeks of age and be rested at least 72 hours before being sold.

8. Only healthy animals in good condition are to be displayed for sale. The animals must not be suffering from intestinal parasites (such as roundworm and hookworm), external parasites (such as fleas, ticks and ear mites) and ringworm. Sick, diseased and injured animals must be removed from display and treated by a licensed practising veterinarian. The veterinarian must certify that the animal is recovered before it can again be displayed for sale.

9. Animals that are pregnant or nursing young must not be displayed.

10. Clean drinking water must be provided at all times. Drinking containers must be kept clean.

11. The shop must display an emergency contact number on the shop front for the public to call in the event of an emergency and there must be evacuation arrangements in place.






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Adopting a Pet based on Compassion and Wisdom

The best motivation to bring a pet home is based on

Compassion

1) Save an animal that is about to be euthanised.

* Call the AVA (http://www.ava.gov.sg/)Claiming of impounded dogs and cats (You may need to pay for impounding fee, boarding fees and microchipping).

* Call the SPCA (http://www.spca.org.sg/) Tel: 62875355 (Ask for pets that are to be euthanised; some of these are assessed by as "not suitable for adoption". But this is clearly subjective.

2) Adopt from shelters such as

* MettaCats (http://www.mettacats.blogspot.com/)
* SOSD (http://sosd.org.sg/)
* Paw Pledge
* Vegan & Meowies
* Fostercats for Adoption
* Cats for Adoption

among others

Give a home to a community cat or stray dog. Most of our community animals are abandoned. Especially cats, they are in perpetual dangers of being

* Blamed for "hygiene" risk if they are within food-serving areas
* Blamed for scratches on cars if they are in car parks
* Blamed for spread of diseases if they are near child care centres
* Blamed for making noise if they are in HDB estates
* Run over by cars
* Abused by psychotic human beings
* Poisoned from drinking drain water that is often sprayed with anti-mosquito laval chemicals
* Caught in traps set by the authorities, management.


We, as human beings, have the intelligence to undertand the limitations of a animal's intelligence. We, as human beings, have the the ability to exercise our wisdom and adapt to living with an animal instead of expecting vice versa.

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Saw this in a PAssion card email flyer... this is too much! free hamster with purchase of animal products?

Although a hamster is a small animal but a life is still a life!





Below is the weblink to their web coupon:

http://www.passioncard.com.sg/pa/mar...sterFlyer.html

email to SPCA for awareness!
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