Friday, March 7, 2008

Random

Here's something cheery for a Friday. Thanks TarsierGirl for sending this in :-

Let Me Out

Also the next time someone accuses a cat of scratching a car, tell them that they're lucky it wasn't the Lizard Man!

5 comments:

apple said...

Simon is a genius,i luv it!
So true and funny.:)

Anonymous said...

And then there's this shocking story.

"Thousands of pet cats in Beijing are being abandoned by their owners and sent to die in secretive government pounds as China mounts an aggressive drive to clean up the capital in preparation for the Olympic Games."

The squeamish may not want to see this story as it has a pretty sad photo.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=528694&in_page_id=1811

With the Youth Olympics coming to Singapore soon, this is even more frightening a precedent.

Dawn said...

Anonymous - that's horrible! I used to think that we would react more rationally when news of China killing cats during SARS broke out. Unfortunately as we all know, that wasn't the case. Let's hope that we've become more sensible since then.

Anonymous said...

In many eastern cultures, pragmatism is first - in everything (even if it is just narrow-minded short-run pragmatism which might actually hurt in the long run) not some big issues of principle. When basic human rights even are not that critical in many parts of Asia, where will the poor animals go to seek their rights, eh? That is also perhaps why so many animals of all species are considered fair fodder for humans. And why live chicken are fed to lions in cages as entertainment for visiting adults. And why there are hundreds of other stories of wanton cruelty towards animals. But those pictures in that daily mail article were really heart-breaking.

Dawn said...

They were Anonymous. I've found some other articles on this and will post them tomorrow too in case no one read these comments.