26 Nov '11, 9pm

Commentary: "A pet is family ... There is no humane way to dump a pet"

By now, almost everyone in Singapore with access to the Internet must have watched the video of a man dumping a cat into a wheelie bin. It's almost like watching a snuff video, and the worst part is how casually the guy saunters up to the bin, then tips the cat out like it was only some rubbish. It has since emerged that the man may be bipolar and behaving erratically - but, if so, should he have been entrusted with an animal and a young kid in the first place? The video has gone viral. But the weird thing is, if you look at the comments made by the international community, they're centred on the cat and the trauma it suffered. If you look at those made by Singaporeans, it's about the fact that a Merc driver did it. Hello, why are we surprised? Just because someone can afford to buy a luxury car doesn't mean he has a lot of sense. Does it make the act any less cruel if the...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Columns/Speakeasy/EDC111127-00...

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