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Not taking sick dog to doctor gets abuse accusation
收養病犬不醫 涉虐犬致死

A dog in fancy dress takes part in the animal carnival parade at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Feb. 12.
一隻穿著華麗衣服的狗二月十二日在巴西里約熱內盧的科帕卡巴納海灘,參加動物嘉年華活動。

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照片:法新社

A stray dog taken in by an owner who provided it with insufficient food, no place to get out of the wind or rain, and kept it restrained, was actually worse off than a stray dog. Now this once vibrant dog is dead after the abuse.

The accused man, who lives in Greater Kaohsiung’s Lujhu District, currently raises five or six stray dogs, but does not provide them with a proper living area. Apart from not feeding the animals enough, he also gives them unsanitary drinking water. Several of the small dogs are in poor health, and one of them died allegedly because of such circumstances. Local residents reported the situation to the authorities, telling them how one of his black dogs had been sick for a while but was never taken to a veterinarian. The man had also chained the dog up, restricting its ability to move around and leaving it without a way to seek help. All the dog could do was lay there baking in the sun, awaiting its death.

Several days ago some people noticed that the dog was close to death and asked animal protection groups, the Kaohsiung City Animal Protection Office (APO) and the Kaohsiung Concern Stray Animal Association to investigate. Unfortunately the dog had already died. Suffering from malnutrition and severely emaciated, it made people who saw it feel quite sad. APO officials said they had told the owner of the dog he must come in for questioning, and that the highest fine for breaking the Animal Protection Act is NT$100,000 (US$3,391).

(LIBERTY TIMES, TRANSLATED BY KYLE JEFFCOAT)

沒有充足食物、沒有遮風蔽雨處,也沒有自由,讓被「飼養」的流浪狗,日子過得比流浪狗還不如,活活將狗兒凌遲而死。

路竹區一男子飼養五、六隻流浪狗,卻沒給良好環境,不但食物不足,連飲用水都不乾淨,幾隻小狗健康情況相當糟,據傳還有小狗因此而喪命;民眾檢舉,其中一隻黑狗生病多時,但男子卻不帶牠去看醫生,還用狗鍊限制行動,讓狗連求救、求生的機會都沒有,只能曝曬在太陽底下等死。

前幾天,民眾看狗兒已奄奄一息,向動保團體求助,動保處與關懷流浪動物協會前往勘查,沒想到狗兒已經死亡,而牠營養不良,骨瘦如柴,讓人看了心酸。動保處人員發出通知,請飼主前來說明,依動物保護法最高可開罰新台幣十萬元(三千三百九十一美元)。

(自由時報記者童涵旎)

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