18 Jun '11, 9pm

Animal lovers should channel their passion for better treatment of animals: Minister Shanmugan

SINGAPORE - It is important to channel the passion and energy of animal lovers to resolve concerns about the treatment of animals, said Minister for Law and Foreign Affairs K Shanmugam. At the first-ever public forum in Singapore on animal welfare policies, Mr Shanmugam said: "These here today are an extremely passionate group of people. There are others who may be less passionate but, when you point out the issues to people, who's going to say, we should be less humane, we should be cruel to animals, or we shouldn't treat animals well?" "I think it's possible to work with people, and convince them - or convince a significant section of them - that these are things we ought to do," he added. About 400 animal lovers filled the Community Centre hall at Chong Pang, raising suggestions such as the setting up of an animal police like in Miami, micro-chipping for both cats and d...

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