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As part of our efforts to facilitate a better understanding of animal welfare issues within the public sphere in Singapore, the SPCA regularly writes letters to the mainstream press. In these letters, we raise our concerns and include our recommendations. Letters are also written to publicly voice our objection to instances of animal cruelty. Sometimes, these letters are directed to the private companies involved.

The SPCA engages in 'behind-the-scenes' work to campaign for improvements in animal welfare conditions in Singapore, as well as increase public awareness of key animal welfare issues. It is important to share our views with our members as well as the general public.

 
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Raise awareness that chaining, caging dogs for long periods is cruel

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (18 January 2017)

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Do more to support those who feed strays

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (05 January 2017)

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Help keep wild animals wild

Letter published in TODAY Voices (14 October 2016)

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Dog-zapping device raises howls of protest

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (21 September 2016)

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More action needed against illegal pet breeding

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (5 April 2016)

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Teach Singaporeans to care for animals

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (29 March 2016)

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Caring for abandoned animals

Letter published in Straits Times Forum Online (22 February 2016)

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SPCA applauds positive move to find alternatives to animal testing

Letter published in Straits Times Forum Online (28 January 2016)

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SPCA's response to speaking up against animal abuse

Letter published in Straits Times Forum Online (07 October 2015)

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SPCA's response to investigating animal abuse cases fully

Letter published in Straits Times Forum Online (23 September 2015)

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SPCA's response to irresponsible dog owners a bane

Letter published in Straits Times Forum Online (13 February 2015)

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SPCA's response to keeping pets responsibly in public flats

Letter published in TODAY Voices (07 February 2015)

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SPCA's response to comments on long-term confinement

Letter published in TODAY Voices (03 February 2015)

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SPCA's response to comments on HDB's policy on dogs in flats

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (17 January 2015)

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SPCA responds that strays are not necessarily abandoned pets

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (07 January 2015)

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SPCA seeks for tolerance towards community animals

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (27 December 2014)

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SPCA's response to rat infestation in Bukit Batok

Letter published in TODAY Voices (27 December 2014)

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SPCA’s reply to question, "Should SPCA have deferred to AVA?"

Letter published in TODAY Voices (04 November 2014)

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SPCA-ACRES joint appeal against MHA decision regarding Road Traffic Act

Story published in Straits Times Forum (27 October 2014)

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SPCA urges dog owners to avoid debarking their dogs

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (4 September 2014)

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SPCA pushes for humane approaches to curbing dog barking

Story published on Channel News Asia, The Straits Times, Today, Asiaone News and TNP (29 August 2014)

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SPCA urges TODAY readers to remember RPO when buying pets

Letter published in TODAY (21 August 2014)

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SPCA welcomes return of national sterilisation programme

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (7 July 2014)

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SPCA suggests a more inclusive public transport for pets (with the HRSS & AAW)

Letter published in TODAY Voices (19 June 2014)

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SPCA urges Chinese Animal Protection Network to help ban the annual dog meat-eating festival in Yulin, China

Letter unpublished (17 June 2014)

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SPCA urges WSPA China to help ban the annual dog meat-eating festival in Yulin, China

Letter unpublished (17 June 2014)

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SPCA urges authorities to relook animal cruelty

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (9 June 2014)

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SPCA urges release of wild-caught dolphins by Resorts World Sentosa

Story published on Channel News Asia, The Straits Times, Today, Asiaone News, Asia Report and The Dodo (4 & 5 June 2014)

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Appeal to be made in animal cruelty case

Story published on Channel News Asia (2 May 2014)

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Much to consider before starting animal rescue

Letter published in TODAY (29 March 2014)

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Puppy Mills

Letter published in Straits Times Life! Mailbag (22 June 2013)

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Dog owners, cherish the leash

Letter published in TODAY (13 May 2013)

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SPCA developing animal-welfare website for educators and students

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (24 April 2013)

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Collective action key to responsible pet ownership

Letter published in TODAY (12 April 2013)

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主人,珍惜牵绳

Letter unpublished in Zaobao (22 February 2013)

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Owners, cherish the leash

Letter unpublished in Straits Times Forum (22 February 2013)

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Good to have animal welfare module in schools: SPCA

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (10 January 2013)

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Ensure better protection of animals against cruel acts

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (24 Sep 2012)

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Strict screening rules on rehousing stray dogs in HDB flats

Letter published in Straits Times Online Forum (12 Sep 2012)

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"Be Responsible when Feeding Cats"

Letter published in Sunday Times Forum (13 May 2012)

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"Education is Key to Improving Animal Welfare"

Letter published in Sunday Times Forum (18 Mar 2012)

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"Steps to take if you knock down a stray"

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (25 Feb 2012)

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"Let's Live Harmoniously with Community Animals"

Letter published in Today Voices (03 Dec 2011)

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"Cat sterilisation effective:SPCA"

Letter published in Today Voices (10 Nov 2011)

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"SPCA's response to the article - "Police seek man seen hitting birds at Changi" (Straits Times, 1 October 2011)

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (04 Oct 2011)

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"Leash your dog in public, period"

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (03 Sep 2011)

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"Strays: Answer lies in sterilising, not culling"

Letter published in Straits Times Online Forum (23 July 2011)

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"Cruelty to animals should never be treated lightly"

Letter published in Straits Times Online Forum (2 July 2011)

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"SPCA's response to the article - RWS: Marine parks contribute to Conservation" (Straits Times 5 June 2011)

Letter unpublished

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"Animal Smuggling - A Cruel Trade"

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (25 Mar 11)

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"Dolphins, Ethics and Resort World Sentosa"

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (12 Jan 11)

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"Dolphins should not be taken from wild"

Letter published in Voices, Today (11 Jan 11)

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"SPCA voices concern over animal welfare, experimentation"

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (27 Dec 10)

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"Bullfights barbaric, shouldn't be seen as sport"

Letter published in The New Paper (10 Dec 10)

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"Article puts monkeys in a bad light"

Letter published in The New Paper (12 Oct 10)

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"Let's move away from using captive dolphins for shows"

Letter published in Sunday Times Forum Page (04 Oct 10)

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"Work stints with animals unlikely to change abuser"

Letter published in Sunday Times Your Letters (03 Oct 10)

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"Birds force-fed to produce foie gras"

Letter published in Sunday Times Your Letters (27 Jun 10)

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"Don't forget the 3 Rs in research"

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (28 May 10)

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"Time to take deterrent action against cruel dog breeders"

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (25 May 10)

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"Impose stricter measures to protect dogs at farms"

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (29 Apr 10)

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"Allowing cats in HDB flats would result in less irresponsibility"

Letter published in The New Paper (22 Mar 10)

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Don't use wild animals for entertainment

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (19 Mar 10)

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Poisoning birds an inhumane method

Letter published in Sunday Times (7 Mar 10)

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My Point: Cruelty to Animals

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (26 Jan 10)

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Risk linked to kissing pets low

Letter published in Straits Times Your Letters (18 Oct 09)

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Make it illegal to sell pets to minors

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (06 Aug 09)

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Response to "Sterilisation not good enough - which is why culling is required"

Letter not published in Straits Times Forum (25 Jul 09)

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Why tough decision to put down animals must be made

Letter published in Straits Times Forum Online (30 Jul 09)

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SPCA clarifies: We do not provide cat traps

Letter published in Straits Times Forum Online (16 Jul 09)

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Sterilisation a humane, effective solution to stray cat issue

Letter published in Straits Times, Your Letters (05 Jul 09)

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Stop live animal sales, urge activists

Letter published in Straits Times, Forum page (17 Apr 09)

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Hard to find home for homeless animals

Letter published in My Paper, My Say (10 Mar 09)

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Yes ban glue traps says SPCA

Letter published in Straits Times Forum Online (27 Feb 09)

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Stop to help if you knock down an animal

Letter published in The New Paper You (26 Feb 09)

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What SPCA is doing about stray cats at East Coast Park

Letter published in Straits Times Forum Online (22 Jan 09)

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Pity the dolphins caught from the wild

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (22 Jan 09)

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Reply to "Cats are fine, but spare thoughts for other animals too"

Letter published in The New Paper You (21 Jan 09)

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Animal testing: Have a care for lab animals

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (10 Jan 09)

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Reply to "Why put sterilised stray cat to sleep?"

Letter published in The New Paper You (09 Jan 09)

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Pick the right trainers for dogs

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (03 Jan 09)

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Foie Gras: A Delicacy of Despair

Letter not published in Straits Times Life! (15 Nov 08)

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Animal testing: SPCA praises Online Forum letter

Published in Straits Times Online Forum (11 Nov 08)

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Cat pee on your plants? Here are some ideas

Letter published in Straits Times Online Forum (26 July 08)

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Stray cats - SPCA replies

Letter published in Straits Times Online Forum (24 May 08)

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SPCA sheltered almost 500 mice, other rodents last year

Letter published in Straits Times Online Forum (01 Mar 08)

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Two-pronged sterilisation approach will help control population of stray cats

Letter published in Straits Times Online Forum (18 Feb 08)

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Manhandling strips fish of slime and anti-bodies

Letter published in The New Paper (21 Jan 08)

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Live slaughter of turtles and frogs for human consumption should be stopped too

Letter published in Straits Times Online Forum (13 Oct 07)

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Cruel to display frogs and crabs and no regulated slaughter

Letter published in both The New Paper (1st Sept 07) and Today (30 Aug 07)

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Reward for catchers of animal abusers now increased to $6,000

Letter published in Straits Times Online Forum (29 Aug 07)

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SPCA not a place where newborn animals belong

Letter published in Straits Times Online Forum (19 July 07)

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Clarification to Lianhe Wanbao's article on putting animals down within 24 hour

Letter translated and published in Lianhe Wanbao (10 July 07)

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Torturing and killing a bull for public amusement by a matador a despicable act

Letter published in Straits Times Forum Online (26 June 07)

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Azhanti High Lightning - killing of pig unnecessary

Letter not published to Straits Times Life!(21 June 07)

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Clarification for TNP's article "Lost your Pet? It could be dead in 24 hours"

Letter published in The New Paper, Speakup (19 June 07)

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SPCA applauds animals lovers who care for stray cats

Letter published in Straits Times Forum Online (9 June 07)

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Give cat-rehabilitation scheme a chance

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (15 Mar 07)

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Cats greatly misunderstood due to human actions

Letter published in New Paper, SpeakUp, (16 Feb 07)

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Addressing pet issues when using taxi services

Letter published in Forum, Straits Times (8 Feb 07)

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Killing strays is not an act of kindness:

Letter published in Voices, TODAY (24 Jan 07)

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SPCA backs bid to let cats live in HDB flats:

Letter published in On-Line Forum Straits Times (23 Jan 07)

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Nature groups against oceanarium at Sentosa

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (21 Oct 06)

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More transparency needed in use of animals in experiments

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (25 Sept 06)

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Render assistance to animals knocked down

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (8 Aug 06)

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Driver of vehicle which has injured an animal must make a police report

Letter published in Straits Times On-line Forum (27 July 06

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Stiffer Penalties Needed to Rein in Pet Shops

Letter published in Straits Times Forum (18 April 06)

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Cat Love Starts in the Cradle

Letter published in TODAY (24 Mar 06)

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Response to letter "HDB won't allow cats in flats"

Letter published in The New Paper (15 Feb 06)

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Responsible feeding of stray cats

Joint letter with Cat Welfare Society published in The Straits Times (28 Nov 05)

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Response to "My Pet Peeve: Neglectful Owners"

Letter published in TODAY (26 Nov 05)

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Spare a thought for the animals

Letter published in The Straits Times (9 Oct 05)

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SPCA's take: Tough laws only answer

Letter published in TODAY (8 June 05)

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