18 Jun '11, 3pm

No more culling of cats in Chong Pang

Chong Pang has become the first constituency where stray cats will not be culled. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA CHONG Pang has become the first constituency where stray cats will not be culled, after MP for Nee Soon GRC K. Shanmugam launched an animal welfare programme there on Saturday. Instead of such culling, grassroots workers and volunteers from animal welfare organisations will work together to sterilise the cats. These plans were outlined on Saturday at the first-ever forum on animal welfare policies held at Chong Pang Community Club. The public forum was organised by Singapore-based charity Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (Acres) in collaboration with the constituency's grassroots organisation. Mr Shanmugam chaired the discussion with the executive director of Acres, Mr Louis Ng. Passions during some moments ran high as over 400 people, mostly animal-love...

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