The tenant of a two-storey terrace house in Simpang Ampat, Penang left his two pet pigs before moving to another place.
The irresponsible action made the residents of Tasek Mutiara feel uncomfortable following the abandonment of the animals since last June.
Residents who wanted to be known as Ima said residents only found out about the matter recently and now nearby neighbors had to come to feed the hungry animals.
“Despite not agreeing with the action of keeping pigs at home, the nearby neighbors had to give food because they felt sorry for the hungry animals.
“Complaints to the housing management have been made to enable further action to be taken, including contacting homeowners.
“However, until today, the animal is still in the yard of the house and even the management gave reasons for the issue in their knowledge and action is being taken,” he said.
Ima, who has lived there for two years, said she was not satisfied with the way the management did not seem to take the problem seriously.
He added that he hoped the Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) would move the animals using the existing legal provisions, not only for the welfare of the neighborhood but the welfare of the animals as well.
“If there is still no action, we apply to MBSP to move the animal using the existing legal provisions, not only for the welfare of the neighborhood but also the welfare of the animal that needs to be taken care of.
“This matter needs to be addressed immediately because pigs cannot be used as pets in the housing areas of a plural society and it is hoped that it will be a lesson so that it will not happen again elsewhere,” he said.