Please, if you see anything that contravenes the Animal Protection Law, contact the Taipei Municipal Institute for Animal Health and report it. Get evidence and document what you see. Ask to speak to Amanda Han (firstname.lastname@example.org / 02 8789 7133), as she speaks great English and comes highly recommended by the RSPCA as being an animal-welfare officer with great potential.
Animal Protection Law, Article 5.
[quote]Animal keepers shall provide proper medical care for their animals in the event of injury or illness.
A medical treatment of and surgical operation on animals shall be carried out by a veterinarian in accordance with the requirements of the animals’ health and management, except in the cases of emergency, scientific utilization, or other conditions specified by the competent central organization.
Animal Protection Law in full: http://www.gio.gov.tw/info/98html/aplaw.htm
TMIAH Website: http://www.tmiah.tcg.gov.tw/homepage/frameset_set4.jsp
TMIAH No.: Tel: 02-8789-7158, or 02-87897131 for Animal Protection Law enforcement - this department also oversees pet shops and breeders and the issuance of licenses.)
The TMIAH has successfully penalised offenders in over 200 cases in the last couple of years. If more people report animal abuse or cruelty, this office will have to do even more.
Please, report what you see and follow up to see what the TMIAH is doing. (Don’t lose your patience with them, as they do what they can with the resources they have, and we don’t want them to stop trying because foreigners start shouting at them for the red-tape the government wraps them up in.)
Good luck and please let us know what happens.
[color=red]Kaohsiung City Municipal Institute for Animal Health: [/color]b224-9733[/b]
[color=red]Kaohsiung County Municipal Institute for Animal Health:[/color]b746-2368[/b]