South Korea to kill cats and dogs
Sigh. Not again.
When they started killing dogs and cats in China during SARS, I was quite convinced that in Singapore, we would behave in a more rational manner and would not do something like that. Obviously I was wrong. When there is panic and hysteria, people just tend to over-react. Of course it is important to take the right measures to protect health - and no one argues with that. However, when over-reaction and hysteria take over, it's not just worrying for the animals - but for people too. It brings out the absolute worst in people.
South Korea to kill animals
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Note that all the medical experts say they see no reason to kill the dogs and cats. Let's hope that bird flu doesn't spread and this is quickly contained. And let's hope we all keep our heads if the worst happens and it does spread.