Being a volunteer at the House Rabbit Society of Singapore (HRSS), STOMPer Teeny Teh has seen many different kinds of 'cruel' animal abuse. She would like to urge all STOMPers to report animal abuse to the relevant authorities.
The STOMPer tells us in an email to us today (Feb 19):
"In yesterday’s (Feb 18) “Cat abuser gets 10 weeks’ jail” article in The Straits Times, ZamZam Ismail was punished for swinging a cat twice against a wall.
"I applaud the authorities for taking such animal abuse seriously. I would also like to highlight that most animal abuse takes on less obvious forms and are equally cruel.
"In our rescue work, we see all kinds of rabbit abuse – from rabbits that have been kept in cages so small they are unable to even turn around, to those that are left without food and water for days, to those which are left in their own excretions until the acidity burns their fur off (as seen in the picture gallery).
"And of course, the misconception – that setting rabbits “free” (in parks) is doing them a service, not knowing that domesticated rabbits cannot and will not survive in the wild.
"I urge all who witness any forms of animal abuse to report it to the police, AVA or SPCA.
"With a conscious, concerted effort, we can improve the lives of pet animals in Singapore."