Singapore — On Wednesday, Dec 11, Singapore animal rights advocacy ACRES (Animal Concerns Research and Education Society) posted a video showing a mynah that a woman had hung from a laundry pole stand outside her apartment in Yishun.
ACRES said on its Facebook page that its 24-hour wildlife rescue hotline had received a call regarding the mynah’s dire situation, and were shocked that it had been no accident—the woman who lived in the flat had put the bird there on purpose to teach it, as well as other mynahs, a lesson to not come into her kitchen.
Rescuers from the animal rights group evaluated the bird for the extent of its injuries, fed it and gave it water before releasing it. They told the woman that what she had done is an act of cruelty, and taught her other methods of stopping birds from entering her kitchen because of exposed food.
ACRES ended the post by saying that the National Parks Board (NParks) is at present investigating the case.
Netizens were shocked and appalled at the woman’s treatment of the bird. Many were unhappy that she had only received a warning, saying that she should have been charged for her cruel actions.
Others pointed out that since the case is now under investigation, the woman may face some stiffer penalties.
Another comment suggested that ACRES educate people on ways to deter birds from entering their kitchens.
On Tuesday, December 10, ACRES called for a boycott of Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) after a 2018 video emerged of a dolphin repeatedly slamming its head against the tank where its kept.
In a Facebook post dated December 6, ACRES wrote,
“THERE IS NO BEAUTY WITHOUT FREEDOM
It was heartbreaking to watch the video that was shared online, of a dolphin banging his or her head against the enclosure barrier, reportedly taken at Resorts World Sentosa, and anyone can tell that the dolphin in the video was suffering and displayed “abnormal” behaviour.
You CAN help these animals simply by not watching them in captivity.
Scientific studies have proven that marine mammals suffer in captivity. Keeping them in captivity for profits amounts to cruelty.
Remember, we’ve never seen, touched, heard nor smelled dinosaurs and yet most of us may know how they look like, what they eat and how they eat. How many people visit the dolphins but how many will truly learn how they play, eat, or work as a team to hunt or care for their young?
Boycott Resorts World Sentosa until they put an end to keeping dolphins in captivity.