Class 95 Programme
Here is a podcast of the Class 95 programme this morning. I've just listened to the first few minutes and heard a few fallacies.
Firstly, it's not a 'stray cat' if your neighbour is keeping it. Secondly, calling the management committee (or the HDB or TC) means the cat dies - which the Flying Dutchman says he is against (though they did admit that cats had a place but had to be managed). Thirdly, I've never heard of a cat voluntarily bathing in water - yes they don't like water and that's how the Scarecrow works. Fourthly, one of the problems that is being faced is that cats are NOT allowed in HDB flats - and that's why neighbours are letting their cats wander. People WILL keep cats - and insisting that they are not allowed just means that the problem will get worse as more people toss their cats out. Fifth, the fallacy of cats roaming is being perpetuated again (now THAT is an old wives' tale).
I also think that the response which the Flying Dutchman said was from a 'true cat lover' wasn't representative at all. Most caregivers spend time trying to help SOLVE problems and doing mediation. They do not generally tell people to go change their gates (as tempting as it may be to some).
This is not the first time we've written in to complain about the contents of this programme. You can email the Morning Express at firstname.lastname@example.org or the station at email@example.com to let them know what you think.
*Update* It seems the email address on the website may be wrong ( I had an email bounce back) - you can also try firstname.lastname@example.org as well.