Thursday, November 30, 2006

AVA's response to cat trap letter (ST, 30-11-06)

This is the letter which some of you already helpfully posted. Thanks!

AVA's response

I think CWS' email is down again. I've written to our webserver to ask what's happening.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is RUBBISH. Killing, no matter how humane is still what is it. No way to sugar-coat it. This is the basic point that some people seem to be unable to comprehend. Besides there is no way for AVA to ensure that trapped cats are not subjected to neglect. In the first place, AVA should NOT be lending traps to people.

30/11/06 3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, Mr Goh needs to take off those stupid mental blinkers of his. GET REAL. Someone who wants to kill cats will not take the trouble to make them comfortable and cosy before delivering them to their doom.

30/11/06 4:06 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous - good point. While some may not know (or care) that the cats are killed and not be abusive, basically the message being sent across is that it's fine to kill cats. So what's the big deal if they aren't treated in a proper manner before then?

30/11/06 4:42 PM  
Blogger calsifer said...

Just because AVA personnel found the cats in "good condition" when they collected them from Mdm Lim's neighbour doesn't mean the trappers maintained the cats in good condition.

As ever, the letter skirts the true issue without saying anything concrete or constructive. BLEH.

I agree with the second Anonymous too - so given the situation, what we do to make AVA take real action?

30/11/06 4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because AVA is impotent. It has no real powert and ability to stand up for WELFARE. It is only hopelessly zooming in on CONTROL.

30/11/06 5:33 PM  
Blogger iWooiBlog said...

I thought AVA is just stabbing at its own foot, because with this reply, although they TRY to emphasize and stress that they do not condone cruelty to animals and cats, but the basic fact is that cats taken to AVA is culled... this is the FACT.

So in a way, by this reply, it is just giving a much better clearer answer and situation to all, and especially those who just want to get rid of the cats in their homes and not want them kill...

Now they know cats send to AVA has no reprived, just one death sentence.

This gives these people to think twice now... before easily and conveniently asking AVA for the cat traps


30/11/06 8:11 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

iwooiblog - exactly. So people cannot claim they don't know what happened.

A woman called me a few years ago. She had some problems with cats in her garden so she called up the AVA but she was very insistent that the cats not be killed. She was assured they would not be. Not quite sure if she should believe them, she contacted me. On hearing they would be, she returned the trap immediately.

1/12/06 3:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strays multiply and irritate public and AVA respond by loaning traps for public to kill. This is fire fighting, a short term cruel method.

For some strange reasons, a big organisation like AVA lacks the courage you commonly find in stray feeders who take the sting and scorn as protectors of community cats. The stray feeders have a longe term vision, human and effective.

1/12/06 10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who in AVA made the claim that cats would not be killed? Where do they keep them? Hope in some ministers's office.

1/12/06 10:55 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I did call up to complain about it. I understand the person who said it was spoken to by his superior.

1/12/06 2:58 PM  
Anonymous d said...

"humanely euthanised"

oxymoron, anyone??

2/12/06 3:09 PM  

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