06 Aug '11, 5am

Govt portal for views on pet & stray management policies

SINGAPORE: Minister of State for National Development Tan Chuan-Jin said the government recognises that everyone would have different preferences to animals, and that public sentiment on these issues can be quite split. He said it will be impossible to reach a situation where everyone is satisfied. Nevertheless, the issues raised, such as concerns on noise, smell, wandering and fur allergies are very real. He said the government will need to study them carefully before coming to any decision. Brigadier-General Tan shared his thoughts in his Facebook page on Saturday, in the midst of a review of pet ownership and stray management policies. He said the review is not about animals per se, but about finding workable solutions to actively manage the issues and concerns and create common space for everyone. He said people must acknowledge that pets and strays are inevitably part...

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