Tell Samoa- Don't Export Dog Meat!

  • by: Nyack Clancy
  • target: Samoa Head of State, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi,- Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Neioti Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi

While discussing the Canine Control Bill in a meeting, a member of Parliment, (Tole’afoa Apulu Fa’afisi), proposed to the government that the way to deal with the stray dog proplem, was to use dogs as animal feed, and even export it.

He says if stray dogs are going to put down anyway, the government should look at ways of making money out of it. He also says stray dogs could also be used for racing.

This poses some very serious health concerns, as many stray animals are often sick. Without proper veterinary care there is no way of even determining which animals may be ill, putting at risk any other animal, (or human), that may eat the euthanized dog.

We ask the Samoa government to oppose the idea of using stray dogs as animal food for export. It is also not very humane to exploit them for racing, either. Surely there must be more humane solutions than the ones proposed by Tole’afoa Apulu Fa’afisi to be considered.

SOURCE: http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=75039

Government of Samoa
Head of State, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ef
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Neioti Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi
P.O. Box L 1861
Tel:  0685- 24799 -63 222 ext 746 or 747
Fax: 0685- 26322
Email: presssecretariat@samoa.ws or nati.presssecretariat.samoa.ws

While discussing the Canine Control Bill in a meeting, a member of Parliment, (Tole’afoa Apulu Fa’afisi), proposed to the government that the way to deal with the stray dog proplem, was to use dogs as animal feed, and even export it.









He says if stray dogs are going to put down anyway, the government should look at ways of making money out of it. He also says stray dogs could also be used for racing.









This poses some very serious health concerns, as many stray animals are often sick. With proper veterinary care there is no way of even determining which animals may be ill, putting at risk any other animal, (or human), that may eat the euthanized dog.









We ask the Samoa government to oppose the idea of using stray dogs as animal food for export. It is also not very humane to exploit them for racing, either. Surely there must be more humane solutions than the ones proposed by Tole’afoa Apulu Fa’afisi to be considered.









Government of Samoa
Head of State, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ef
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Neioti Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi
P.O. Box L 1861
Tel:  0685- 24799 -63 222 ext 746 or 747
Fax: 0685- 26322
Email: presssecretariat@samoa.ws or nati.presssecretariat.samoa.ws

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