- Penang State Government
A stray free Penang too - in a kind and humane way (TNRM) TNRM — 一個以善良和人性化的方式，亦能達到無流浪貓狗的檳城
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A stray free society benefits all. Catching and killing the strays is NOT a solution. If it was, the strays population would have been reduced to near zero after decades of doing so in the country. But it is not.
Stray dogs and cats that are easily caught and killed are the ones that are usually tame and friendly, many already spayed and neutered by responsible feeders and hardworking NGOS. These strays will stay on their own area where there are resources such as food, shelter and water. However, when these animals are removed by killing, other newly abandoned and feral animals now have accessed to the resources, and with less competition, they flourish and breed again. So killing is self defeating, wasting of tax payers money and governments' limited resources. Humans-strays conflict, cruelties and the never ending complaints to the authorities continue.
The only answer to this seemingly never ending cycle and waste of public's money is the trap, neuter, release, manage (TNRM) method, which neutered dogs and cats are NOT caught and killed, they are ALLOW to live out their natural lives on the streets and they will use up the resources (food, water, shelter) but not reproduce more kittens/puppies. Over a period of time, the stray population will naturally decrease. Concurrently, the government and the NGOS need to work together to educate and encourage neutering and spaying of pet animals and prevent more abandonment.
Everyone needs to work together and find a middle ground for solution to these stray issues. "A stray free Penang too - in a kind and humane way (TNRM)" will lead to
1. Government saving tax payers' money in long run and can channel its limited resources (to catch, kill and handle complaints) to other areas that benefit the people.
2. A better reputation for the state which ranked high in medical tourism and one of the best places to retire in the world. Poor handling of strays will negatively affect the image.
3. Non-animal lovers/stray haters will see their wish come true for a truly stray free society!
4. Less strays means less incidences of cruelties that frustrate and pain the animal lovers. Promoting a more compassionate and kinder society makes the state a better place to live in and make Penangites and all that live here, proud.
So this petition calls on the state government to kindly and compassionately support a state sanction TNRM program like Selangor and to work with willing NGOS. The aim is to bring together parties that can professionally and sincerely cooperate with the authorities for a win-win outcome. Let's work together for "A stray free Penang too - in a kind and humane way (TNRM)."
What you need to do is to voice your support for this change. Please don't stay silent, for the love of all lives. Peace and kindness to all.
- Penang State Government
A stray free Penang too - in a kind and humane way
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