December 30, 2004
OK, here's the first thing that irritates me about S'pore...the fact that residents of HDB flats can't keep cats. S'pore is filled with stray cats, but instead of letting HDB residents keep the cats that they care for in their flats (cats are frequently fed by compasionate people), the gov't would rather cull those they find. (Small dogs are allowed in the HDB flats, but not cats!) This doesn't make sense to me. I think that a culture can be judged partially by how well they treat animals. In this regard, S'pore is flunking. PM Lee, are you listening? This is a small issue, but it's big in my eyes.