Saturday, July 26, 2008

Government urged to give animal ambulances road priority

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The government should allow animal ambulances to install flashing yellow warning lights and enjoy road priority to facilitate their work saving injured animals, Taipei city councilors and an animal protection group said yesterday.

In response, Hsu Hsiu-lung, a section chief of the city's Motor Vehicles Office, said the Taipei city government had already discussed the matter with the Council of Agriculture and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications last week.

The council will formulate related measures within one month and send them to the ministry for approval, Hsu said, predicting that the measures will take effect by the end of this year.

As an advanced city, the Taipei city government should take the lead in awarding priority road rights to animal-saving vehicles, Taipei City Councilor Lee Ching-feng said at a press conference outside the council hall. ......more click here

Source: The China Post

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