Cast Away Like Dirt
I have a soft spot for animals and have been a pescetarian for years. It pains me that thousands of pets are abandoned every year in Singapore, when their novelty wears out, when they become sickly, when their owners relocate, when it’s spring cleaning time, et cetera et cetera . . . the creativity of we homo sapiens knows no bounds when it comes to crafting excuses to dump the poor animals that are at our mercy.
The AVA has been running advertising campaigns to urge pet owners against animal abandonment. One series is particularly heart-wrenching (see photos below). The images of babies dressed in animal costumes deliver a hard-hitting message: Pets are a part of your family; if you won’t abandon your family members, surely, surely you won’t abandon your pets?
But no. The continued abandonment of pets shows that the message is lost on many.
And it seems that Singaporeans do not just stop at discarding unwanted pets. Some of us also dumped our unwanted aged parent(s). Continue reading…