Monday, September 3, 2012
Piggies on the run...forced out of natural habitat..
Hv been quite sometime since my last post...
.... things hv been challengingly managed for the stray animals situation in Singapore, many thanks to our animal lovers and shelter groups to educate the general population and doing their utmost to save these strays dogs, cats, rabbits...etc, some of these domesticated animals are once pets bought on impulse by their human owners ...real sad:(
Now we hv wildboars emerging from the little pockets of wooded areas into some residential locations. Sighting of a few family herd of wild boars looking for foods at night & their presence had upsetted some pockets of the population on their preceived dangers.
Initially, I am too quite concern about wild boars roaming at nite in residential areas... however after some thoughts, I ask myself the question of why such sightings of wildboars in a city state of Singapore becoming common last few months..??
Wildboars are native animals in this part of SEA countries and usually their habitat are wooded areas, away from human presence. One of the reasons, maybe due to the escalation of urban developments in Singapore and across the causeway, resulted in driving these herds of wildboars from their once natural hibitat of wooded areas into urban areas... Not only wildboars, other small native animals sun deers, snakes, birds...etc are also victims of human's action in the name of urban development.. Whilst urban development are needed in the advancement of a country economy, we need to be sensitive NOT disrupt the balance of our eco systems.
A sanctury zone for our fast extincting native animals must be urgently established in our urban planning to safeguard their future generations for the good of human's future generations. Culling of these innocent animals roaming into human habitats due to their precieved threats to human are just an excuse for a easy way to fix the problem. We must zero into the root of the issue and not use the cruel way of cullings.. every living beings have a basic right of their own space on our little planet call Earth.