Animal embalming museum to be complete in 2019

A memorial to Bobo bear at Flora Garden

An animal embalming museum is expected to be completed by the end of next year, according to the president of the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM), José Tavares.

The government will try to launch the public tender for the museum in the first quarter of 2019.

The museum will be located in Coloane. The first phase of BoBo the bear’s embalming has already been completed.

Once the embalming is complete, the bear will first be preserved by the government and will later be on display to the public once the museum is completed.

In addition, the IACM is accusing Yat Yuen Canidrome of abandoning greyhounds, according to Tavares.

The IACM president noted that the prosecution procedure regarding the reportedly abandoned animals is ongoing. In the prosecution statement, the IACM proposed fining Yat Yuen Canidrome MOP50,000 for each abandoned greyhound.

In total, the IACM is fining the company in more than MOP25 million. IACM hopes the Canidrome can continue the overseas adoption of greyhounds.

Tavares hopes the company can continue to bear the cost of the the IACM keeping the dogs. Earlier, Yat Yuen paid MOP4 million corresponding to the cost until the end of November.

Regarding the fines, Angela Leong, the executive director of Yat Yuen, said that she was unaware of the situation, including whether her company will or will not appeal the fines.

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