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Another letter on bringing back the SCRS :-Baffled by AVA's response to free sterilisation request
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posted by Dawn @ 6:38 AM
Sterilisation does work! It just need a strong program to be established to begin with.Present problems in strays is not due to SCRS,TNRM but to animal cruetly, abuse,neglect,homelessness and abandonment.
i suspect that when they mention culling, sterilisation and education as a three-prong approach, they do not mean that all three will be employed in equal proportion. obviously they mean the MAJORITY of time effort and money will go to culling and the other two only when it suits them.to them, culling represents an instant solution. somone complains abt a cat, pest control catches cat, problem is immediately solved. they don't care if it's a short term solution, or that other cats will move in and cause more problems. cos when the time comes, pest control is always there as a tool. they don't care about the sesnseless taking of the lives of cats. in a country where economic gain is the only measurement of success, these voiceless, "valueless" creatures will always be sacrificed for political expediency
"in a country where economic gain is the only measurement of success..."Who says these kitties have no economical value...look the amount of money we spend on food, vet fees etc...they are also boosting the economy of the pet food and veterinary industries!
I've sent an email to the AVA asking them to reconsider reinstating the SCRS scheme.I think all of us should "chip in" and voice our concern, perhaps with enough emails, the AVA will hopefully do something about it.Cheers
Iwooiblog, I did emailed AVA and Mr Mah Bow Tan a few weeks back appealing for a strong sterilisation program for cats to be established.
(I guess) we have to just keep trying, hopefully in numbers, may mean something to them (the Govt)Is Mr Mah still in MOE?Cheers
The salary increment for the Minister who is in charge of AVA should be freezed. He is not doing his job well.
getting pay increments for writing baffling letters ... wow, what a cushy job ...the ones who truly deserve pay increases are Dawn & volunteers here who have tirelessly worked for the welfare of community cats ...
Thanks for writing in everyone. Minister Mah is in charge of Ministry of National Development. I do believe that if people do write in, they'll know that it isn't just a small minority that want more effective and humane methods of community cat control.
Would anyone earning a big fat salary care about how many cats are killed! Cat lovers are just deemed a bunch of stupids who have nothing better to do with their time,like earning more $$ instead of "wasting" on sterilising these "stupid" cats! When the rest of salary-men get their salaries cut and their CPF cut when they become old and useless, Ministers get obscene pay increases in millions! even as they age!
Cat lovers may not be earning big bucks but they derived priceless joy from feeding & caring for the cats and fighting for a better future for them.
Why can't our government, flushed with cash to pay ministers come out with a paltry few hundred thousands (about $600,000 spent to kill cats every year) to sterilise cats??
Fat hope, you wait long long(aiyah direct dialect translation). If these people really have the heart for Singaporeans, why talk about pay increase in parliment. Better not dig further otherwise it will be you who get curled and not the cat.
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