Monthly Archives: April 2009

Healty Trees get chopped down

Thanks to Mary for the link! I am glad that Ms Tan wrote to the press. Sadly some other Town Councils also remove mature trees for frivolous reasons such as complaints of bird droppings on cars or residents with phobias of birds.

I am still very sad about the sensless cutting down of beautiful, healthy, mature trees in my neighbourhood, and the mutilation of the trees at several car parks… sigh!

My Paper Tuesday April 28, 2009

Healthy trees in Pasir Ris

get chopped down

IT WAS reported that the temperature in Singapore was above 35 deg C on April 18.

Everyone everywhere is complaining all the time about how hot the weather is.

However, little do they know that we humans are the cause.

I live in Block 580, Pasir Ris Street 53. It used to be clean and green, and I could see beautiful trees outside my window.

I would tell my children that it is thanks to the trees that we have fresh air and shade.

My son knows that the evaporation from a single large tree produces the cooling effect of 10 air-conditioning units.

Many adults do not know this fact and neither does the Pasir Ris Town Council.

I say this because town-council workers have been cutting down healthy trees in my estate, despite my appeals to the contrary.

My daughter asked why “naughty workers? were cutting down the trees which she had known since she was young. She asked if they were “sick?.

How could I explain to her that humans sometimes destroy things for their own convenience?

We do not own this planet – we share it with all living things, including trees.

Without trees, humans cannot survive.

Sometimes, I wish the trees could rise up against humans, just like in the movie, The Lord Of The Rings.

I appeal to the town council to stop cutting down healthy trees. Save our trees and save the human race.

Ms Alice Tan Zhen Zhi

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Do we really need more reasons to go vegetarian?

Each one of us can help prevent animals from suffering in factory farms simply by choosing vegetarian options. It’s never been easier to replace animal products with readily available vegetarian alternatives.

Go vegetarian –

for the earth, for the animals and for humans!

Swine Flu and Factory Farms: Fast Track to Disaster

http://www.hsus.org/farm/news/ournews/swine_flu_virus_origin_1998_042909.html

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Probation didn’t work out

Stitches and Billy Boy were at each others throat!

I restrained Billy Boy and then carried him onto the table while my daughter used an umbrella to block Stitches, who was so angry that he jumped onto the umbrella ( phew… that could have been our legs). One quick move of umbrella with cat to the cage and door closed.

See the angry face with deep lines on the forehead!

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Vesak Day

Liberate animals

by

caring for our strays

and

keeping animals off our dining table

Mettacats will be participating at Vesak celebration at Poh Ern Shih Temple and Singapore Buddhist Mission

Mettacats is a volunteer group that aims to provide care for sick and abused animals. The word “Metta” means loving kindness and the name embodies the special bond that is shared between humans and animals

http://www.mettacats.blogspot.com/

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Save AWARE!

Gender equality for all!

Sign the Petition:

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/gender-equality-for-all.html

Pirate mother ship appears on horizon, guns blazing

More about how the the AWARE coup came about at:

http://www.yawningbread.org/

There is also a link to an interesting excerpt of one of Pastor Derek Hong’s sermons at yawning bread’s blog.

CALL TO ACTION

http://www.we-are-aware.sg/calltoaction

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Out on probation

Naughty Stitches

Stitches trying to start fights with Billy Boy. Earlier Billy Boy would give in and retreat but this morning they were ready to settle once and for all who is the top cat here.

I was just in time… Stitches spend the day locked in the big cage. Hope he learned the lesson, if not then the two will have to take turns being caged.

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Another new cat in Area 1

I think it’s a male… quite shy

Ringel

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