20 Mar '11, 4pm

Please don't release animals into our wild places, you will do more harm than good.

Releasing Animals: Good or Bad? In Singapore, many people release animals. Here are some facts about this practice. Many pet shop animals cannot survive in the wild. They no longer have the ability and instinct to find food and shelter, or to run away from predators. Many animals can only survive in special habitats, such as the rainforest, desert or mangrove swamp. Releasing an animal into the wrong habitata will cause it to suffer and then die. If we release a foreign animal, it may not survive in our country and climate. For example, a land tortoise from India can only survive well in a seasonal climate. If we release an anmal from a foreign country, it may compete with our local wild animals for food, shelter, nesting areas and living space. These foreign animals may also eat the babies of local animals. Can we tell if an animal is sick or healthy? If a sick animal is ...

Full article: http://www.wildsingapore.com/places/release.htm

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