Allow cats in HDB flats

Cat owners in Chong Pang can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that if their pets wander off, the creatures will not face the threat of being captured and culled. This is a welcome change. Hopefully, more town councils will follow suit. The change comes about two weeks after a June 2 blog post by new National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan. He said he had asked the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) to review its practice of culling stray cats. He also tasked Minister of State Tan Chuan-Jin with working with the AVA, animal welfare groups and residents to 'forge a compassionate and mature approach to this problem'. The issue is a longstanding one. It pits those who consider stray cats a nuisance against those who love cats and want to protect them. The anti-cat camp says stray cats dirty common areas with their poo and pee, and make a lot of noise at night during...

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