The cats are smart and intelligent creature, they will approach me and show friendly gestures to me if my meal comes with fishes.
There is old myth saying cats like fishes, fish is their first food menu.
It’s true? The answer is NO.
Fish is not the most preferable food for cat. The cats like to eat high energy food like fat, butter, cream, etc. They eat fish is because of rich fat content in the flesh.
The cat ancestor is from Sahara desert where the food is scarce and the cat would eat high energy food as a vital strategy to survive in the harsh environment.
Even the cats are spread to other parts of the world, but the DNA in their body will drive them to eat high energy food.
So, do not teach your kids that cat likes fish after you read my posting.
This bad news is an international news, many Western newspapers like BBC, WSJ, etc. published the news.
The main suspects are the plantation owners next to the forest reserve. The local residents will not poison the elephants even occasionally the animals intruded into their kampung for food.
The poisoning traps in such scale not the job of any lone ranger, it must be done by the plantation companies located at nearby the forest.
The wildlife protection law should be amended to confiscate the land if the landlord or his/her worker or hired person is found guilty for killing total protected animals like Pygmy elephants.
Elephant death toll now 14; culprits face jail
by Jenne Lajiun. Posted on February 1, 2013, Friday
KOTA KINABALU: Another Borneo Pygmy elephant carcass has been found at Gunung Rara Forest Reserve, two days ago.
This brings the total number of dead elephants to 14, Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun told reporters after launching a Japanese Food Fair at 1Borneo near here yesterday.
He said the elephant was believed to have died some two weeks ago, gauging from the condition of its body.
“This is sad news….it is a nightmare as so much effort has been made to protect and conserve animals such as the Borneo Pygmy elephants in Sabah. The number of deaths is considered huge because we don’t have that many of these elephants left. At the site concerned, there are only 1,000 elephants left,” he said.
Masidi said the Borneo Pygmy elephants were already gazetted as totally protected species.
“We have declared the species as a totally protected species this January,” he said. With the status upgrade from Part 1 Schedule 2 of the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 to Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the same enactment, those found killing an elephant will be have to go to jail for between six months and five years.
The status upgrade was part of the objectives in the Sabah Elephant Action Plan 2012 – 2016.
However, Masidi stressed that while having the law upgraded was an important step towards protecting the species, the people of Sabah too must play their part in the protection of elephants.
“It is important for them to realise that the elephants are their property and it is their responsibility to care for them. Even if we have our enforcement, I don’t think it will be as effective (without the assistance from the public),” he said.
Masidi urged those who have information on what transpired to come forward.
“If you are reluctant to report to Sabah Wildlife Department, you can contact me directly. You can even put it on my facebook and I will ensure appropriate action…I hope the public will provide a tip-off so we can arrest the perpetrators,” he said.
He said he had asked his permanent secretary Datuk Michael Emban to head a task force to investigate the death of the elephants.
He commended the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) for their RM10,000 reward offer for information leading to the arrest and successful conviction of those responsible for the deaths of the elephants.
Meanwhile, the orphaned elephant calf rescued from Gunung Rara Forest Reserve was yesterday reported to be adapting to its new environment at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park.
The three-month old calf has been put under the care of Augustine David and was nicknamed ‘Baby Joe’.
“This is a positive development for Baby Joe, who has lost its mother during the Gunung Rara Forest Reserve tragedy,” he said.
He added that the calf was placed near other elephants at the park and also commented that usually, it takes several months for elephant calves to get used to their new environment.
Baby Joe weights 120kg and arrived at the park on Tuesday.
Veterinarian, Rosa Sipangkui, when met said the calf was given a litre of milk on an hourly basis to help with its development.
“We assume that Baby Joe is still traumatised since it is still small and needs more attention.”
Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2013/02/01/elephant-death-toll-now-14-culprits-face-jail/#ixzz2JajVgkxb
Mora than 20,000 dolphins are killed by Jap fishermen for meat and small number live dolphins are sold to aquariums and zoos. This kind of cruelty is repeated every year.
National Geographic did produce a TV program about the dolphins killing by Jap fishermen. The killing is legal in Japan under the name of dolphin and whale scientific research and protection program.
Jap in peacetime kills whales and dolpins while in wartime kills non-Japanese.
The presumption is the news I read is true because I still cannot come to a term that there are human beings called Indonesians who fxxing a female orang utan named Pony. Wanna vomit after I read the news yesterday.
Have emailed The Borneo Orangutan Conservation Foundation to verify the news is real or hoax.
The hideous story about female orang utan, Pony was made sex slave by Indonesians already in Youtube since 2007, the news seemed is real one. Somehow this old news is popped out again in China news media recently which I have grasped it.
Chinese news, http://society.stnn.cc/qiwen/201210/t20121025_1813775.html
Indonesians still deny there were gang raped against Chinese girls in the street during the Jakarta riots. But this prostitution incident with orang utan by Indonesian villagers have proved they are evils beyond imagination. Only Japanese will beat them in crime against humanity.
Indonesian police took over a year to rescue orang utan, Pony from the villagers.
That There Is No God and Humans Are Essentially Evil
By Jack Adams
Pony before [inset] and after. Photos courtesy of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation
Meet Pony. She is an orangutan from a small village in Borneo, where they cut down the rain forest to render the palm oil that gets sold abroad and made into lip salve, ice cream, chocolates, and cheese crackers.
VICE: So tell us about Pony.
Michelle Desilets [Director of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation]: Pony is an orangutan from a prostitute village in Borneo. We found her chained to a wall, lying on a mattress. She had been shaved all over her body.
I want to cry.
If a man walked near her, she would turn herself around, present herself, and start gyrating and going through the motions. She was being used as a sex slave. She was probably about six or seven years old when we rescued her, but she had been held captive by a madam for a long time. The madam refused to give up the animal because everyone loved Pony and she was a big part of their income. They also thought Pony was lucky, as she would pick winning lottery numbers.
Did the clients realize that they were in fact getting an orangutan?
Oh yeah, they would come in especially for it. You could choose a human if you preferred, but it was a novelty for many of the men to have sex with an orangutan. They shaved her every other day, which meant that her skin had all these pimples and was very irritated. The mosquitoes would get to her very badly and the bites would become septic and be very infected, as she would scratch them constantly. They would put rings and necklaces on her. She was absolutely hideous to look at.
How did you get her away from there?
It took us over a year to rescue her, because every time we went in with forest police and local officers we would be overpowered by the villagers, who simply would not give her up. They would threaten us with guns and knives with poison on them. In the end it took 35 policemen armed with AK-47s and other weaponry going in there and demanding that they hand over Pony. It was filmed by a local television crew and in the background of the film when we are unchaining Pony you can hear the madam crying hysterically, screaming, “They are taking my baby, you can’t do this!” There is no law enforcement in Indonesia so these people didn’t face any sentence or anything for what they had done.
All zoos should be shut down in future, may be by 2050. We should go to jungles, wetlands, mountains, rivers, oceans, etc. that are their habitats to visit them. Only those endangered species still needed to be protected is allowed to be bred in captivity until their population is sustainable in the wild.
3D virtual zoo is viable option for education and entertainment purposes in future.
May be treadmill for wild animals like mammal a must facility for all zoos to keep animals healthy.
Perhilitan shuts six zoos
By EILEEN NG
PETALING JAYA: Six zoos around the country have been shut down by the Wildlife and National Parks Depart-ment Perhilitan for being unsanitary and unsafe.
They have also failed to comply with the Wildlife Conservation (Operation of Zoo) Regulations 2012, which came into effect last Feb 1.
The six are Lye Huat Garden in Kedah, Kuala Krai bird park in Kelantan, Countryview Recreation in Pahang, PD Mini Zoo in Negri Sembilan, Taman Kuang in Ajil, Terengganu, and Animal Wonderland at Mines Wonderland in Selangor.
Perhilitan said the six were closed following checks at 45 zoos and animal parks nationwide.
Stopped at the gates: Saudi tourists Faryan Al-Faryan, 31, and his children Abd Aziz Al-Faryan (left), seven, and his sister Al- Jauharah Al-Faryan, four, looking at the ‘closed for business’ notice at the entrance to Animal Wonderland at Mines Wonderland in Seri Kembangan, Selangor.
“All the affected animals will either be released to their natural habitats after a rehabilitation process (for local species) or handed over to other zoos in the country,” the department said in a statement yesterday.
Under the regulations, zoos and animal parks are required to ensure that the welfare, health and safety of the animals are taken care of.
They are required, among other things, to:
> Adhere to minimum cage sizes, which are specified according to various animal groups;
> Have a quarantine area and provide veterinary services;
> Provide nutritious and sufficient food for the animals, as prescribed by a veterinarian; and
> Vaccinate the animals.
Calling for zoo operators to comply with the regulations, Perhilitan said the vetting process at other premises was ongoing.
“Although this involves substantial cost, the welfare of animals in captivity has to be a priority,” it said.
As a follow-up measure, Perhilitan together with the Malaysian Associa-tion of Zoological Parks and Aquaria will conduct zoo management training to help members increase knowledge in welfare management and husbandry of wild animals in captivity.
The department stressed that it was committed to continuing monitoring and enforcing zoo management regulations.