Environment

Corridor-reared bunny dies after severe neglect, AVA concludes it has been cared for since food has been given and cage cleaned

A Hougang resident alerted local rabbit rescue group Bunny Wonderland to a rabbit which had died in its cage in the corridor outside her neighbour’s HDB flat on 16 September. According to the resident, the owner of the rabbit is a teacher at a local neighbourhood primary school. The resident, who asked to remain anonymous, provided Bunny Wonderland with disturbing …

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National Environment Agency officers to be granted authority to enter private spaces at will and enforce smoking prohibitions through new Bill

Following the passing of an amendment of the Smoking (Prohibition in Certain Places) Act through a Bill in Parliament on Monday (10 Sep), officers of the National Environment Agency (NEA) will be given greater authority to enter private premises that fall under the smoking ban, including entertainment spaces such as pubs and nightclubs, without warrants for their investigations, and to …

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WWF-Singapore continues the fight for wildlife conservation with the help of African rangers

WWF-Singapore is moving forward with their fight against the ivory trade in Singapore with their latest event which sees a Kenyan wildlife ranger, Harrison and his ranger colleagues sharing their personal experiences as rangers and the importance of wildlife conservation. WWF says that Harrison is an 'unsung hero in conservation working in dangerous conditions to defend wildlife from poachers, putting …

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Photo exhibition: Street cats and Hong Kong’s miracle economy in the 1970s

Streets cats are often marginalised in Asia, yet they have been silent witnesses to important, transformative moments in history, such as Hong Kong’s economic boom in the 1970s. For the first-time ever, the late Sinologist Keith Steven’s extensive collection of street cat photos from this period in Hong Kong will be exhibited in Singapore at the iconic The Cathay from …

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Woman fined $2,500 for failure in duty of care to pet dog

A 41-year-old woman was fined $2,500 in court on Wednesday (29 August) for failure in duty of care to her pet dog. In a press release on Wednesday, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) stated that it received a feedback on an emaciated dog in July 2017. The authority said that investigations found that Rosario Janie Foong was …

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Saving dogs through GIFs

In an endearing little video, Ubersnap and animal rescue organisation, Save Our Street Dog (SOSD) announced their partnership to help get more rescued dogs adopted. SOSD is a volunteer-run organisation that requires public donations to continue their mission to rescue and rehabilitate street dogs. Sparked by the recent shift to the smaller Sungei Tengah pet shelter, and a dip in adoption rates, …

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NTU to stop giving out free plastic bags starting 1 Oct

In a move towards sustainability and raising environmental awareness, free plastic bags will no longer be distributed at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) starting 1 Oct. President of NTU Mr Subra Suresh declared yesterday (27 Aug) that the ban on handing out free plastic bags on retail and F&B (food & beverage) premises at the university is part of NTU's five-year …

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