Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human–Animal Relations

Chapter 13 Zones of Contagion: The Singapore Body Politic and the Body of the Street-Cat 2013
Lucy Davis

The outbreak of SARS in early 2003 provided the Singapore government with an opportunity to renew a historic obsession with hygiene, eugenics and surveillance. One emergency action undertaken was a nationwide cull of street-cats, leading to a rare public confrontation between civil society groups and the state.

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