Starving Dogs Eats Each Other on Malaysia Islands

Starving Dogs Eats Each Other on Malaysia Islands

Kuala Selangor : Malaysia | May 10, 2009 at 10:36 PM PDT
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back from pulau ketam

Sometime we see dogs run around our neighbourhood, they don’t have a home, or maybe they were just damped by its owner. Pity to the dogs, because the owner don’t want take care of them just because they think that the dogs could feed them self, but they couldn’t.

In Malaysia more than 300 stray dogs turned to cannibalism after weeks of starvation. The dogs castaway by villagers on two small uninhabited islands off Malaysia’s western Selangor. The activist released photographs that showing dogs eating the carcasses of ones that had died.

Pulau Ketam the fishing island is one island in Selangor. The villagers said they never intended to be cruel, but wanted to rid their island of dogs that defecate on the streets and sometimes bite children. Pulau Ketam's residents have said some dogs tried to swim back to their island, about a half-hour boat ride away, but it was not clear how many succeeded.

A team from the Selangor Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals visited another islands, Pulau Selat Kering, -which place to left the dogs- they saw several emaciated dogs "crowded and hunched around something. “They were hungrily feasting on the remains of another dog," the SPCA said in a statement.

Volunteers have so far rescued two dogs and left food for the others, said SPCA official Jacinta Johnson. They estimate 200 might have survived. Activists would also try to rescue any dogs left on the other island, Pulau Tengah.

Activists have persuaded Pulau Ketam's villagers not to dump any more dogs and are considering measures such as sterilization and relocation to ease problems posed by an estimated 2,000 stray dogs, the SPCA said.

erymar is based in Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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