Lianhe Zaobao (27-12-07)
Thanks to Kootoo Monster for sending in this link in response to the letter to Lianhe Zaobao three days ago.
In a nutshell, the person writes that while he or she believes that caterwauling can be very annoying, the best solution is sterilisation. The writer also says that there used to be a programme that allowed for cats to be sterilised for free under the AVA and asks that the AVA bring this scheme back. The writer adds that it would help many people who do not have the financial ability to pay for the sterilisations.
Kootoo Monster also added that the editor weighed in on this too - and this translation is from Kootoo. Thanks Kootoo Monster!
"The issue of strays and feeding of stray cats has been discussed many times on Zao Bao forum. We hope that the discussions do not merely repeat what has been said before, but to raise the awareness of the issue so as to allow readers to have a deeper understanding and to eventually establish a consensus."
I have to say that more people are writing in response to letters in the Chinese media too now and I'm very glad to see it!