Ban on mercy killings of strays imposed, but more to be done: COA

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/02/06
By: Yang Shu-min and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, Feb. 6 (CNA) A ban against putting unclaimed stray animals at public shelters to

(CNA file photo)

death is now in place nationwide, but Taiwan still needs to do more to resolve its stray animal problem, animal protection officials said Monday.

Chiang Wen-chuan (江文全), chief of the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture’s (COA’s) animal protection division, said five measures will be taken to supplement the “zero mercy killing” policy, including persuading pet owners not to abandon their pets and promoting life education.

The COA will also bolster efforts to implement the new ban, which officially took effect on Monday, strengthen the existing pet registration system, and extend sterilization to more stray animals and house pets, Chiang said.    [FULL  STORY]

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