A 45-year-old Singapore man was jailed for 20 months on Thursday for violently abusing his pet dogs and later abandoning them. The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) revealed that 18 months imprisonment was rewarded to the convict for animal cruelty and the remaining two months is for charges of pet abandonment.Details of the incidentAs per the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore, Yeo Poh Kwee, ran down nearly 20 floors of an HDB staircase on Teban Gardens Road with his pet poodle, Yoyi. Later, he abandoned Yoyi in the staircase with blood stains present all along on the nearby walls and floors. During the run from the 38th to the 19th floor, Yoyi suffered multiple injuries and later died at the same place where it was abandoned.As per Yeow, it was Yoyi's continuous habit of barking during his absence which compelled him to abandon it. Yeow also revealed that he was in a state of deep stress during the moment, as neighbors have continuously complained … [Read more...] about Singapore man jailed for 20 months over animal cruelty
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SINGAPORE: A woman who appealed her 10-day sentence for animal cruelty in 2016 was slapped with a longer four-week sentence on Wednesday (Apr 4).The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said in a news release that Chng Leng Khim was also fined S$6,000 for failing to comply with an order to assist in investigations and for failing to license her pet dogs. AVA said it was informed by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Singapore on Jun 12, 2013, that there was a stray black poodle at Paya Lebar Crescent.Chng was found to be the owner of the poodle based on its microchip.As the poodle was emaciated and infested with ticks, AVA investigated her for animal cruelty.Investigations also revealed that Chng had two other pet dogs, a chow chow and a bullmastiff, which were thin and tick-infested. All three dogs were also unlicensed and Chng failed to comply with AVA’s order to assist in investigations, the … [Read more...] about Woman convicted of animal cruelty gets more jail time after appeal
OPINIONby Tim Newton Three years ago the issue came into sharp focus in Phuket when a Ukraine company established ‘Nemo’, the first dolphinarium in Phuket, right next door to the Chalong Zoo. The dolphinarium drew a lot of kick-back from locals who took the NIMBY approach – Not In My Back Yard. They were applying their western values about the treatment of animals to the island they live on, and love. Despite their feelings on the matter local wildlife officials made the final decisions about the permits for the dolphinarium under a lot of pressure from some locals insistent that the new dolphin attraction was not appropriate. A LOT of pressure. They decided to grant the relevant permits for the building and the hosting of dolphins who would live there and entertain paying customers. The media, traditional and social, went fierce on the complex, before and after it opened. Social media was ripe with negative and dramatic commentary, disturbing photos and lots of … [Read more...] about Animal shows in Phuket. ‘Not in my back yard’!
By Kendra Coulter Amy Fitzgerald Opinion Sun., March 18, 2018 Animals are part of our families and communities, and what we do – and don’t do – in the political arena has a significant impact on their lives and deaths. The Ontario budget being presented later this month is an opportunity to make small investments that will better protect animals. Heinous cases of animal abuse - the details of which we won’t repeat here - are often in the news. It is the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSCPA) which investigates potential abuse. The OSPCA is legally responsible for enforcing animal cruelty laws, yet is a non-profit and charity reliant on donations. Last month the organization held its annual cupcake day to raise funds. Just 77 enforcement officers, most of them women, must cover our entire province and investigate 16,000 complaints annually. On top of universally over-sized caseloads, the inspectors’ conditions … [Read more...] about Ontario should be doing more to protect animals
The gunman behind the mass shooting at a Texas church had a lengthy rap sheet and a history of abuse and harassment. He was discharged from the Air Force after fracturing his infant stepson’s skull and assaulting his wife. He also was arrested for animal cruelty and is said to have stalked his ex-girlfriends, at least of whom was a minor when they dated. A day after at least 26 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Texas church, disturbing details about the gunman’s past continue to emerge. Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, was found dead in his car miles from the scene of the shooting. The official cause of death has not been released, although investigators believe he committed suicide. Kelley had a lengthy rap sheet. He once fractured his infant stepson’s skull, was arrested for animal cruelty, and had a history of harassing ex-girlfriends, NBC News reported. The former Air Force member was court-martialed in 2012 on … [Read more...] about The Texas church shooter has a disturbing history of domestic violence, including charges of animal cruelty and fracturing his infant stepson’s skull