Date: Dec 03, 2018
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter
The Council of Agriculture (COA) yesterday announced plans to release its first
animal welfare white paper next year and reduce the use of animals in scientific research, as an animal protection fair was held on Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office Building in Taipei.
It was the first large animal protection event staged on the boulevard, and the 150 stalls were organized by the six special municipalities’ animal protection agencies, veterinarians’ associations and civic groups from across the nation, the council said.
Many pets and their owners visited the Taipei Veterinary Medical Association’s stall, where volunteers were offering free health checks, blood tests, rabies vaccinations and microchip implants, association chairman Chang Chen-tung (張振東) said.
Such services could cost NT$3,000 or NT$4,000 if performed at veterinarian clinics, he said. [FULL STORY]