Monday, November 12, 2007

Straits Times (12-11-07)

Very interesting letter that I'm sure a lot of people can relate to in Today's Straits Times - except cats don't even bark to attract notice.

The writer makes a very good point - the HDB asks people to remove the animals, but gives no practical suggestions on what to do with the animals afterward. People have been told to give them to the SPCA. Most people will not want the animal sent to the SPCA as they just have no space, so they choose instead to abandon them, thinking at least they might have a chance.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will HDB ever get it ===> it is the biggest culprit responsible for pet abandonment! Its ban on cats and local dogs are just archaic!

12/11/07 9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

honestly HDB doesnt care. The majority of house owners is more important than that of pet owners. For dogs, you have the muslims who would be delighted if HDB ban dogs which they find are unclean. For cats and other pets, you have the usual "animals are so dirty" who are too delighted if pets are banned. As some said, HDB are for humans and not for animals. Letting one have a pet is a privelege and not a right. Hence the arguement that we have the right to keep pets will not be accepted. Instead we have to think of some other ways, perhaps show the health benefits of having pets etc.

12/11/07 4:00 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

To be fair, most Muslims I have met have not asked for dogs to be banned or think they ought to be.

12/11/07 5:42 PM  
Anonymous Danny said...

The leadership in our government is not ready to effectively rectify these issues within the various government or NGO organisations.

Look on the bright side,we as the younger generation will soon form the new bedrock of our future leadership,and from here we are heading in the right direction.

12/11/07 7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the younger generation to kick out the HDB dog ban and also, please get rid of the culling animal control at Pasir Panjang.

12/11/07 7:18 PM  

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