Saturday, May 1, 2010
scenic sunday: save the cats
Cat photo courtesy appeal group.
Singapore is a nice and clean and orderly country. Yes, the word orderly is the right word. They even tell you how many children to have.
They don't tolerate disorder. When American teenager Michael Fay was caught tagging graffiti, he was jailed and caned.
I, who had lived in Canada and New Zealand, speak my mind. There fore the bureaucrats in Singapore do not like me when I was there as an expatriate wife. I stirred too much trouble.
The authorities wanted to cull stray cats. My friend J invited me to be a founding member of Cat Cafe. We rescued and continued to feed these stray cats. This week, I heard from J this news,
Received this urgent appeal from a contact.
13 kittens/cats at St. John's Island will be put down by AVA, Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (who has an office there) in a week's time. Such is the strong handed manner using a sledge hammer over a little nut.
Need urgent help for fosters and adoptors.
If you know of any individual/group/ society who can help these cats, or organise a spay program to end the breeding problem at the island,
St. John's Island
41ha, mangroves, coral reefs, rocky shores and natural sandy shores. Swimming, camping and chalets.
Uniquely Singapore! The reefs of St. John's Island are only 15 minutes from the city centre by fast boat! More about our city reefs.
St. John's Island houses several government facilities, but there are still portions of the island accessible to the public. There are also short stretches of natural shores that have some of the most exquisite corals and other reef life. These shores are rather delicate so please be gentle when visiting them. There is also a small patch of mangroves.
History of St. John's Island
A former quarantine station for leprosy cases and a penal settlement for political prisoners and ringleaders of secret societies.
St. John's island today
In recent times, the western end of the island hosts a $30million Marine Aquaculture Centre. This large hilly island also has swimming lagoons, beaches, picnic grounds, trekking routes and soccer fields.