The lack of laws to protect animal rights in Macau could result in serious social and health problems, director of the Society for the Protection of Animals (Anima) Albano Martins said on last weekend's TDM Talk Show.
According to Martins, Macau is still in the 18th century in terms of animal rights protection, considering that the territory's first animal rights protection bill was drafted in 2008, but is still on hold.
'To this day, there is no animal rights protection. Macau is getting more and more developed, but animals are almost forgotten. They are bought just like they were toys and thrown away as they get bigger. We have to put an end to this,' he said.