A screenshot of a seller allegedly offering to sell fried puppy meat for RM22 per packet in Sarawak has recently made rounds on the Internet and caused an uproar among netizens.
The screenshot was believed to have been uploaded by a user to a Sibu community Facebook group before it was shared by the Malaysian Animal Association.
The association has since urged the relevant authorities in Sarawak to investigate the post regarding the sale of fried puppy meat.
The sale of animal meat that is not intended for food or is not suitable as a source of food should be banned to avoid the problem of zoonotic diseases or other infectious diseases due to germs or viruses.
“History proves that various infectious diseases exist as a result of eating animal meat that is not suitable for human consumption,” it wrote in a Facebook post.
Meanwhile, the Malaysian Animal Association also requested the public to report cases of domestic animal abuse at awa.dvs.gov.my or via the hotline at1-800-88-5151.
The post has since garnered over 100 likes and more than 60 shares at the time of writing and saw netizens expressing outrage over the cruel act.
“This is abuse. Report to the police and local animal authorities.”
“We will have a pandemic again if this continues.”
“Malaysian government, please enact laws for animal crimes and impose severe punishment for crimes towards pets.”
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Editor: Sarah Yeoh