Friday, May 19, 2006

ST (19-5-05)


ST (19-5-05)
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

This is great! I was already happy reading it and got even happier when I came across this paragraph :-
"Animal Abuse

He pointed out to another Straits Times article which reportd the deaths of three uppies which caught a virus while in a pet shop. That drew an immediate response in the Forum page which called for stiffer penalties on pet shops which breach regulations, he noted

"Sentences imposed by the courts in some types of offences have attracted widespread public interest and discourse" he said.

"Although there have been calls for greater intergration of ex-offenders into society, there are also calls for stiffer measures in some cases".

4 Comments:

Blogger vegancat said...

Finally the "voices" are heeded.

19/5/06 11:14 AM  
Blogger calsifer said...

I'm especially glad to note he said ""Although there have been calls for greater intergration of ex-offenders into society, there are also calls for stiffer measures in some cases"."

Now to see how they cope, and how they address the resource issue of providing counselling etc

19/5/06 3:22 PM  
Blogger vegancat said...

The judicial system will need expertise like a medical care-manager who has at his or her fingertips all the community services to support, in this case instead of a patient, a "criminal" with multiple psychological and social problems and hence able to make the appropriate linkage to turn this person into a new leaf, if not into "useful" person but at least a "harm-less" person.

19/5/06 5:22 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Vegancat, that's true - we do need a lot more resources, and I hope that we somehow manage to find them!

19/5/06 5:25 PM  

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