28 Feb '17, 7am

[Mothership] AVA spent $800,000 on animal management in 2016, “a small part” of which went to culling https://t.co/Le3WfIZvkl

[Mothership] AVA spent $800,000 on animal management in 2016, “a small part” of which went to culling https://t.co/Le3WfIZvkl

Singapore’s government spent some S$800,000 on animal management last year — an amount which includes what they spent on culling animals. According to Channel NewsAsia , Senior Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee said in Parliament on Tuesday that the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) spent that sum, disclosing the figures in response to a question about the government’s expenditure on culling, posed by Nee Soon MP and wildlife society ACRES founder Louis Ng. Lee reportedly added that the culling of animals constitutes only a “very small part” of the overall work of AVA, saying that it does not track how much it spent on culling specifically. This exchange follows the controversy surrounding the AVA’s decision to cull 24 free-ranging chickens in Sin Ming in early February . According to The Straits Times , when Ng asked if the spending on culling ...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/02/ava-spent-800000-on-animal-m...

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