Tuesday, October 25, 2005

What do you feel most strongly about?

Marcus, Michelle and I met with one of the companies that is looking to work with us to promote a new cat food that is coming on the market. We are very careful in that we can't endorse any food, but if there are opportunities to work together to spread awareness, we're certainly open to the idea.

There were some ideas bandied around. What was interesting was that one of the ladies asked what most people felt most strongly about in regards to the community cat situation.

I said I thought it was more the unnecessary killing then say abuse - that while abuse is horrific and everyone wants to stop it, that in terms of sheer numbers, the fact that so many cats are dying unnecessarily is more important to most people. Which of course leads to sterilisation. Thoughts?


Anonymous Moglee said...

Killing..culling..euthanise..abuse whichever word is used, dictates death. Why do some people want to do such things? Hate, fear, society pressure, misguided? When a person is misguided, he lacks the understanding. He becomes fearful, it turns into hate, and he starts abusing, he kills. Whether its for cats, dogs, birds or other animals, most human beings are quick to think the worst of them.

25/10/05 5:32 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

And ignorance - a lot of people don't realise there's a better way rather than killing, or they don't realise that the cats are killed.

A lot of people wouldn't abuse a cat though - but they don't seem to have a problem with the cats being carried off and killed. If you asked them, they probably wouldn't even want the cats killed if they had a choice, but they want the community cat population to stabilise. They don't realise there is a better alternative.

25/10/05 5:52 PM  
Blogger yskat said...

I think it is good that this company is keen to consider sponsoring sterilisation. There are so many companies in singapore which derive their revenues from cat-related activities (pet shops, cat food manufacturers and distributors, etc). yet so few of them do anything to contribute to animal welfare. While cat lovers complain about how the government does not care, etc, the corporate sector should shoulder some responsibility too. After all, they are the ones who ultimately get paid, whether from cat-positive activities such as feeding and sterilisation, or cat-negative ones like culling and killing.

26/10/05 10:07 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Well said YSkat.

26/10/05 11:00 AM  

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