Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah (right) shakes hands with Australian Foreign Minister Senator Penny Wong after holding a press conference at Wisma Putra on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (Bernamapix) - A + A PUTRAJAYA (June 28): Malaysia and Australia reaffirmed their commitment to enhance cooperation in multifaceted areas of mutual interest, driven by Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP) that both countries will build on. Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah said he and his Australian counterpart Penny Wong had discussed in depth the various positive growth areas under the CSP. The areas of growth include economy, people-to-people relations, technology as well on stability and security in the region, especially in the post Covid-19 pandemic period and beyond. “We expressed our delight and satisfaction towards the positive growth of our multifaceted cooperation, especially in the post Covid-19 pandemic period. “Malaysia is confident … [Read more...] about Malaysia, Australia reaffirm commitment to strengthen strategic partnership
Bloomberg filepix for illustration purpose only - A + A KUALA LUMPUR (June 28): The Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia (DVS) and the Department of Livestock Development Thailand (DLD) have agreed to improve the technical procedures for importing cattle to meet the supply of sacrificial cattle in Malaysia. DVS in a statement on Tuesday (June 28) said the mutual agreement would facilitate the importation of live cattle from Thailand such as providing options in disease-free certification of imported sources, including shortening the quarantine period in Malaysia to three days. "Importers and breeders are advised to comply with the agreed veterinary health conditions based on the simplified technical procedures," read the statement. DVS advised all parties involved to obtain an interstate livestock transfer letter for monitoring purposes, as well as an external slaughter permit for the purpose of slaughtering cattle outside the slaughterhouse. The … [Read more...] about Technical procedures for import of live cattle from Thailand improved
Factory farming and the climate crisis have spoiled some people’s appetite for meat. According to figures from Germany’s Food and Agriculture Ministry, 14% of Germans followed a vegetarian or vegan diet last year. When it comes to pets, however, people are being confronted with a dilemma. How is it justifiable to provide kilos of meat for dogs and cats that you yourself reject for ethical or other reasons? In the past, dogs had to make do with leftovers. Today there is food specially adapted to the needs of pets, some of whose ingredients read like those of a dish for humans: exclusively organic, gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan. But the vegan dog diet has been met with reservations among both experts and dog lovers. “Many still see the wolf in the dog, but don’t know that even the wolf didn’t exclusively eat meat,” says Volker Wilke from the Institute for Animal Nutrition at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hanover. “In the thousands of years of domestication, it … [Read more...] about Is a vegan diet healthy for your dog?