Taipei, March 18 (CNA) The government should step up efforts to promote a program in which stray animals are humanely trapped, neutered, vaccinated for rabies and then returned (TNVR) to their colonies to live out their lives, to address the issue of excessive numbers of stray animals, according to Tung Tzu-hsien (童子賢), chairman of the Taipei Computer Association.
Cats and dogs are the most popular pets in Taiwan, but they are also the abandoned animals most commonly seen on the street, said Tung, also the chairman of Pegatron Corp.
Repeating his call for better animal protection, he said TNVR practices are more affordable than efforts to just take strays to shelter, and he urged the government to promote such practices.
He called on the government to make greater efforts to work with animal protection volunteers to push for greater use of neutering and vaccination of stray animals.
Noting his support for TNVR efforts, he said these will effectively address the issue of stray animals.
The practices will help reduce the reproduction of stray dogs and cats, he added.
(By Chang Chien-chung and Elaine Hou)