More than 300 stray dogs in Malaysia that were dumped on uninhabited islands turned to cannibalism after weeks of starvation, welfare activists said.The dogs were rounded up by villagers last month and cast away on two islands off Malaysia's western Selangor state.
The case has caused outrage after activists released images showing dogs eating the carcasses of other dogs.
The villagers said they believed the dogs would be able to survive by living off the deserted islands' wildlife.
Villagers in Pulau Ketam said the increasing stray dog population there had led to problems with dogs fouling the streets and sometimes biting children.
A team from the Selangor Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has gone to one of the islands to try to rescue the dogs for rehabilitation.
Efforts have been hampered by the thick mangroves, the SPCA said.
They estimate that 200 dogs may have survived. Once the animals are healthy enough, they will be neutered and re-homed or relocated.
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OS from ADS's owner: So this is how we"human" respects for lives??
this is how animals should be treated by humans?? what has the world becoming of??
PS: this is mostly directed to those "peeps" who agreed and are involved in catching and transporting the dogs to the mangrove island..
OS from ADS: OMG!!! these are such an cruel act to animals! We pray and hope that all the remaining survivals will be saved from this sufferings! Comparing them to us, we're really lucky that we are well taken care of and loved by our owners!