TODAY | Jan 3, 2012
Animal welfare: Response good so far, says Shanmugam
Vimita Mohandas and Olivia Siong
CWS in the News!
The Straits Times and The New Paper gave valuable coverage to animal welfare groups in Singapore recently. The Cat Welfare Society was mentioned in both articles, featuring our President Fareena and our CWS Mediator Michelle respectively!
About The Campaign
Where did that cute puppy in the window come from? 98% of puppies in Singapore's pet stores are from puppy mills*, where breeding dogs suffer a cruel fate that’s arguably worse than death. These breeding dogs live in very poor conditions where overcrowding, poor sanitation, and contagious diseases are the order of the day. Their only purpose is to reproduce and once they are unable to do so, they are thrown out and left to fend for themselves. *Source: http://travel.cnn.com/singapore/puppy-mills-pet-store-337803
Policies are as good as its perceived fairness and integrity.
Policies however are often made with very practical concerns in mind - social order and enforceability. As such, advocacy for change must focus not only on why policies should be changed but how they can be changed to be fairer, more inclusive while still upholding social order and enforceability.
CNA | Feb 17, 2013
Spike in abandoned pets during year-end festive season
Tan Qiuyi SINGAPORE: The festive season is well over, but animal welfare volunteers are still dealing with the aftermath of "pet spring-cleaning". The number of abandoned pets saw its usual spike over the year-end period. Activists say the yearly numbers are not coming down. 150 cats were abandoned in three months, from November 2012 to January 2013. These were just cases that were reported to the Cat Welfare Society, so the real numbers are likely to be higher.
MyPaper | Sep 9, 2013
Few hauled up in animal abuse cases Samantha Boh