Letter in Lianhe Zaobao
Thanks to Kootoo Monster for sending this in. Some of you may remember the letter from last week about the person who wrote into Lianhe Zaobao to complain about how dirty the cats were.
Here's a response. According to Kootoo Monster, the editor mentioned that they received several letters on the topic but chose to print this one because it was representative and reminded people not to make personal attacks.
Here's my bad translation - anyone please feel free to correct it :-
The writer basically says that he or she is Singaporean born and bred and that he or she has seen several people feeding and clearing up after the cats. The writer points out that this is not something done once or twice but day after day and that these caregivers spend time, effort and money bringing the cats to the vet and one cannot help but feel touched by their actions.
The writer goes on to add that he or she has seldom seen cats jump on tables to steal food and asked some friends as well if they had, and no one had seen this happening. The person goes on to add that cats do not bother people unless people bother the cats and says the most important thing to worry about is hygiene, and should wash their hands frequently and this was the main thing.
The writers adds that he or she does not particularly like cats but said that he or she thinks that people should leave the cats alone, or one day the only place people will see cats is in the zoo.
I'm sorry they didn't print out reply or any of the many replies you guys sent in, but I'm very glad so many people wrote in that the editor commented on it!