Compassionate Paws International
Compassionate Paws International looks to support and fund animal welfare work/projects in areas where resources are limited. There are countless organisations and community groups who work tirelessly to do extraordinarily impactful work for suffering street animals but often don’t...
Comparative assessment of faecal microbial composition and metabonome of swine, farmers and human control
| Contributor(s):: Tan, S. C., Chong, C. W., Yap, I. K. S., Thong, K. L., Teh, C. S. J.
Surveillance for respiratory and diarrheal pathogens at the human-pig interface in Sarawak, Malaysia
| Contributor(s):: Laura K. Borkenhagen, Kerry A. Mallinson, Rick W. Tsao, Siaw-Jing Ha, Wei-Honn Lim, Teck-Hock Toh, Benjamin D. Anderson, Jane K. Fieldhouse, Sarah E. Philo, Kuek-Sen Chong, William G. Lindsley, Alejandro Ramirez, James F. Lowe, Kristen K. Coleman, Gregory C. Gray
Background The large livestock operations and dense human population of Southeast Asia are considered a hot-spot for emerging viruses. Objectives To determine if the pathogens adenovirus (ADV), coronavirus (CoV), encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV), enterovirus (EV), influenza A-D (IAV, IBV, ICV,...
Nature experience promotes preference for and willingness to coexist with wild animals among urban and suburban residents in Malaysia
| Contributor(s):: Huda Farhana Mohamad Muslim, Hosaka Tetsuro, Numata Shinya, Noor Azlin Yahya
Introduction A decline in direct experience with nature can lead to disaffection of natural environments, wildlife, and public indifference towards biodiversity conservation. This study measured on affective attitude towards wildlife (i.e., preferences for and willingness to coexist with 22...
'A place for everything': moral landscapes of 'swiftlet farming' in George Town, Malaysia
| Contributor(s):: Connolly, C.
This paper is based on 6 months of ethnographic, multi-sited research in Malaysia, and investigates the relatively recent phenomenon of edible birds' nest farming in urban areas ('swiftlet farming'). Swiftlet farms are typically converted shophouses or other buildings which have been modified for...
Epidemiological and Genetic Data Supporting the Transmission of Ancylostoma ceylanicum among Human and Domestic Animals
| Contributor(s):: Romano Ngui, Yvonne A. L. Lim, Rebecca Traub, Rohela Mahmud, Mohd Sani Mistam
Currently, information on species-specific hookworm infection is unavailable in Malaysia and is restricted worldwide due to limited application of molecular diagnostic tools. Given the importance of accurate identification of hookworms, this study was conducted as part of an ongoing molecular...
Case-Control Study of Risk Factors for Human Infection with a New Zoonotic Paramyxovirus, Nipah Virus during a 1998-1999 Outbreak of Severe Encephalitis in Malaysia
| Contributor(s):: Flora Ong, Lye Munn Sunn, Anthony W. Mounts, Mohamad Taha Arif, Thomas G Ksiazek, Umesh D. Parashar, Muhammad A. Kamaluddin, Amal N. Mustafa, Hanjeet Kaur, Lay Ming Ding, Ghazali Othman, Hayati M. Radzi, Paul T. Kitsutani, Patrick C. Stockton, John Arokiasamy, Howard E. Gary Jr, Larry J. Anderson
An outbreak of encephalitis affecting 265 patients (105 fatally) occurred during 1998–1999 in Malaysia and was linked to a new paramyxovirus, Nipah, that infected pigs, humans, dogs, and cats. Most patients were pig farmers. Clinically undetected Nipah infection was noted in 10 (6%) of 166...
A means-end chain approach to explaining the adoption of good agricultural practices certification schemes: the case of Malaysian vegetable farmers
| Contributor(s):: Tey, YeongSheng, Arsil, P., Brindal, M., Shamsudin, M. N., Radam, A., Ahmad Hanis, I. A. H., Natasha, Rajendran, Lim, ChinDing
Good agricultural practices (GAP) certification schemes have been promoted to enhance agricultural sustainability. This study seeks to explain the adoption of GAP certification schemes through an analysis of the role of personal values in guiding such choice. It is a departure from approaches...
Animal Protection Laws of Singapore and Malaysia
| Contributor(s):: Alivin W.L. SEE
This article offers an overview and assessment of the laws relating to the protection of animals in Singapore and Malaysia. The focus is on identifying the interpretations of the statutory offences of cruelty that will best promote their objectives and effectiveness.
The mundane and the mystic. Constructions of human relations with the animal world in Brunei-Dusun and other Bornean folktales
| Contributor(s):: Kershaw, Eva Maria
Distressed animal behaviors and some recommendations for improvements at the Kuala Lumpur Zoo, Malaysia
| Contributor(s):: Amber, Haque
The artificial living conditions of captive animals present numerous challenges for animal caretakers. In this study I explored abnormal behaviors in certain caged animals at the Kuala Lumpur Zoo. Findings obtained from observations of animals and interviews of the zoo staff are followed by...
Ethics and welfare in Southeast Asian Zoos
| Contributor(s):: Govindasamy, Agoramoorthy
The Southeast Asian Zoos Association (SEAZA) is the only major zoological organization connecting about 90 zoos and recreational parks in the region. The Ethics and Welfare Committee of SEAZA established the zoo evaluation procedure in 1998 to assess ethics and animal welfare situation in zoos....
Behavioural assessment of dental pain in captive Malayan sun bears ( Helarctos malayanus)
| Contributor(s):: Fleming, M., Burn, C. C.
Captive bears are prone to developing dental pathology for reasons including longevity in captivity, inappropriate diet, trauma, and stereotypical bar biting. If not detected, this can cause pain and suffering, with negative welfare consequences. As animals cannot verbally express feelings,...
Childhood Cruelty to Animals: A Tri-national Study
| Contributor(s):: Mellor, David, Yeow, James, Hapidzal, Noor Fizlee Mohd, Yamamoto, Takashi, Yokoyama, Akimitsu, Nobuza, Yosuke
Prevalence and risk factors of feline leukaemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus in peninsular Malaysia
| Contributor(s):: Bande, F., Arshad, S. S., Hassan, L., Zakaria, Z., Sapian, N. A., Rahman, N. A., Alazawy, A.
Technology and ethics in agriculture
| Contributor(s):: Daniel, P.
Using technological changes in wheat harvest, the formation and transformation of the cotton culture, the impact of the Green Revolution in Malaya, and genetic engineering as examples, this article explores the positive and negative impacts of science and technology applied to agriculture. The...
The relationship between childhood cruelty to animals and psychological adjustment: a Malaysian study
| Contributor(s):: Mellor, D., Yeow, J., Norul Hidayah bt, Mamat, Noor Fizlee bt Mohd, Hapidzal
In Western research, cruelty to animals in childhood has been associated with comorbid conduct problems and with interpersonal violence in later life. However, there is little understanding of the aetiology of cruelty to animals, and what in the child's life may require attention if the chain...
Owning a pet: a comparison of Malaysian and Thai pet and non-pet owner's mental health
| Contributor(s):: Cheong, S. K., Teoh, H. J., Suttiwan, P. C., Borvonsin, V.
The mental health status of 400 pet and non-pet owners in Malaysia and Thailand were compared. Whilst no significant differences were observed on global scores of self-esteem and self-efficacy, it was observed that trends indicated slightly better mental health amongst pet owners. In terms of...