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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Singaporeans got perception Issues - can't differentiate grain from chaff

Cat gave kudos to the work of the Egyptian Mau Rescue Organisation (EMRO), which aims to help feral natives and rescue others to homes worldwide. Through EMRO, Egyptian street cats, descendents of the once revered Pharoanic house cats, have found homes in Europe & the USA. At the same time, Cat ranted about the indifference of Singaporeans toward our very own Singapura:

"Now if only our feral Singapuras get the same respect as the ancient Egyptian cats, wouldn't that be great?

If only Singaporeans are not so obsessed with the pedigree breed, our feral Singapuras would have been more widely accepted instead of being viewed with distaste as the 'longkang' (drain) cats.

If only animals, not just cats, are really protected by the law, then irresponsible pet owners & sickos like Hooi would think twice before abandoning, torturing or killing an animal.

If only, if only ..."

(calsifer: annotations mine.)

I agree with Cat. While the venerable Egyptian Mau has had an illustrious past, and now has a guardian angel in EMRO, the Singapura continues to suffer the ignomy of being treated as vermin in its home country, and 13,000 continue to die every year, just for being cats. That Singapuras are longkang (drain) cats in Singapore, ekking out a living among people who, for the most part, view them as nuisance say a lot about the lack of depth and equanmity in our perceptions. When Hal and Tommy Meadow brought back the first breeding pair of Singapuras to the US in the 70's, they must be laughing their asses off. The joke was on a whole nation. Sadly, it's still running, and there seems to be no end in sight. - Go to Pawprints: TNRM - Go to SINGAPORE UGLY / Casefile: Cruel Singapore. Hack-care Singapore. - Go to HDB bans cats - government body chronically misconceived - Go to Singapore's Love-Hate Relationship with Trap-Neuter-Release Management

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