29 Jan 2016, Friday – This Facebook Post drew much attention:
Quite immediately, Singapore responded – here is a post by Radio Deejay, TV Host and known dog-lover Yasminne Cheng:
This is just one of the flood of opposition this post garnered. It’s not even a case of 50-50 where people were polarized – the general humane reaction was: “this just doesn’t feel right.”
It got people so worked up, they called for expert advice, they went as far as to dig out what would “Dog Whisperer” Caesar Milan say about dyed fur, they got SPCA to comment. Everyone did what they do best. We made some noise. Some went as far as to crawl out of their woodwork to pen well-researched letters against it. This one by Stella Thng – an excellent writer, and a chowchow owner, and a person who’s been attacked by a chowchow – really got us good.
THE JOINT MESSAGE: STOP the panda-monium
Story got picked up by Mothership – And within a Week, the Owner of the Panda ChowChow Retorts:
Again, the general humane reaction was: “this STILL doesn’t feel right.”
Read the rest of the comments. So proud of you Singapore, for not giving up.
Today, the original post is no longer available.
We will monitor and do our best to update you on what happens next, but this is a great first step as one people, linked by a shared humanity – NOT polarity.
Some things can polarize us. Like “Coffee or Tea”, “PAP or WP”
POLARIZE: by its definition (verb po·lar·ize \ˈpō-lə-ˌrīz\)
: to cause (people, opinions, etc.) to separate into opposing groups
Which means 2 camps must form.
This kind of stuff don’t have to.
Good Job, netizens of Singapore. This is proof that when we pull ourselves together, we can overcome obstacles.