ENTHUSIASM, HOPE AND A NEW SENSE OF ENERGY.
THESE ARE THE KEY WORDS THAT ARE ON THE MINDS OF MANY ANIMAL LOVERS AND ACTIVISTS TODAY.
THAT'S BECAUSE MORE THAN A DOZEN OF THEM ARE EXPECTED TO CONVENE AT PUTRAJAYA LATER THIS AFTERNOON.
THEY WILL BE ATTENDING A HISTORIC MEETING THAT IS SCHEDULED TO FINALLY BE THE CATALYST TO SET THE STANDARDS FOR ANIMAL WELFARE IN THE COUNTRY.
CALLED THE ANIMAL WELFARE ADVISORY COUNCIL, THE FIRST PROTEM COMMITTEE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE AT 2.30PM AT THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY SERVICES' HEADQUARTERS.
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The committee's first mission is to set up an animal welfare bill as soon as possible.
No agenda has been given with the invitation letters.
|Dr Aziz with animal welfare groups on Nov 16, 2010|
However, one can expect today's session to pick the members who will sit in the council, particularly the nongovernmental organisations.
The DVS will probably also set out a plan of action for everyone in the committee for the important tasks ahead.
"I'm really looking forward to participating in the event," beamed Dr Ranjit Kaur yesterday to PET+BLOGSPOT.
|File pix: Dr Ranjit (right)|
Dr Ranjit, who serves as treasurer to Noah's Ark of Ipoh, was elated when the Ipoh City Council (MBI) banned dog-shooting recently.
She said she had not only been working for the past seven years to stop the MBI from shooting dogs but she also saved a stray she named 'Bullet' after it was shot in July of this year.
The one-year old canine victim has now found a happy home with the veterinarian.
|Massacre in Kuala Langat|
"I must say a big thank-you to the DVS role in helping to stop the dog shooting practice everywhere," added the vet who has had her practice in Ipoh Gardens Town for the past 25 years.
The other groups that is expected to be present at this afternoon's meeting are the SPCAs from Selangor, Seremban and Ipoh. PAWS should also be present.
The Malaysian Animal-Assisted Therapy for the Disabled and the Elderly Association (PETPOSITIVE) will be represented by Francis Siva, Mr and Mrs Yam Tong Woo and Anthony SB Thanasayan.
The latter, Our President, will also be representing the Canine Advisory Teams (CAT) of the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) and the Klang Municipal Council (MPK).
|Disabled protest cruelty in Kuala Langat|
Sepang Councillor Terrasie Lau will also be present.
For the first time in more than three years, Sahabat Alam Malaysia will also be at the DVS meeting.
Please stay tuned.
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