Fresh spin on AVA’s culling of endangered Red Jungle Fowl?

Red Jungle Fowl

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has finally broke silence and concocted a new spin for its culling of endangered red jungle fowls.

The AVA had earlier said that the agency had culled 24 chickens in the Sin Ming area after “getting about 20 complaints from residents last year, largely about noise”.

However, it turns out that the supposed chickens were not actually chickens but endangered red jungle fowl. The agency was swiftly lambasted by Netizens for its ignorance.

In its latest statement released to the media ”Free-roaming chickens culled due to health and safety concerns, not noise: AVA” (Today, Feb 13), the agency’s Director-General , Dr Yap Him Hoo now says that the birds (not chickens meh?) were put down due to concerns over public health and safety and not because of complaints over noise.

The risk of free-roaming chickens in Singapore being exposed to bird flu is real and significant, as we are a stopover node for migratory wild birds.

… Various media reports may have given the impression that the AVA is taking action solely because of complaints about noise. But that is not the case. Our concern is not about noise but about public health and safety. The noise issues only serve to bring attention to the relatively high numbers of free-roaming chickens in certain areas, which in turn raise 
the risk of exposure to bird flu in these localities.

Without acknowledging that AVA had actually culled endangered red jungle fowl, Dr Yap has spun a fresh ‘good reason’ to justify the culling of these birds.

If that was the case, why did it took so long (2 weeks) for AVA to inform the public since AVA already had a ‘good reason’ to cull the birds?

But then hor…

According to AVA itself, “Singapore is free from bird flu” [ LINK ].

Singapore is free from bird flu. AVA and the National Parks Board conduct regular checks on migratory birds which can be carriers. AVA and the National Environment Agency also conduct regular checks on crows, mynahs and pigeons. So far, no bird flu virus has been detected.

Then how come suddenly got bird flu?

Be that as it may, then why wasn’t the public made aware of the fact – that bird flu has suddenly appeared out of nowhere and is now a threat?

AVA spinning or not?

Maybe the AVA had initially out of convenience, culled the birds since residents were making so much noise and then after receiving flakes from Netizens and realising that it was actually endangered birds then concocted the new ‘good reason’?

What do you think, AVA spinning or not?

 

 

 

 

 

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29 Responses to “Fresh spin on AVA’s culling of endangered Red Jungle Fowl?”

  • Ask minister of law:

    Asked the expert who protected cats in yishun, he may also extend his protection to chicken in sin ming area. However, it is too late already.

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  • C'est la vie:

    There is no end to the utter “crap” that is fed to the people of S’pore.

    MRT breakdowns but commuter satisfaction level is “high”.

    With chickens of an endangered species culled, damage limitation came in the form of, in the interest of “public health and safety.”

    This Dr Yap, Hoo Is Him ……… the name says it all, don’t it !!!

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  • Bapak:

    Sinkies are despicable, cocks also don’t give chance. We kill everything on our way. But, we didn’t realize the G is cooking us slowly. Stupid sinkies.

    Btw, how do their grandparents tolerated these chicken living in kampong for so long? I am sure when they were young, these chicken cock woke them up to go to school right. Ungrateful sinkies.

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  • Samuel S:

    Something is wrong with this country, why must they not come clean. AVA acted after complains and acted. They now claim they are concerned with public health and hence culled the chickens. If that is the case they should have done it years ago as I believe the chickens have been there quite sometime.

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  • Singaporeahseng:

    This Him Hoo, why don’t he say all the mynahs and sparrows are also birds that needs to be killed as they also can bring in flu? A liar and an endangered bird killer. Why don’t he showed the daily reports made by his staff that reported noise nuisance as the reason.?

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  • rukidding:

    Leeders that are unfit and have no integrity nor spine …started using excuses like “no blame culture”,…”Lets move on”…”Once in 50 yrs”…etc.

    That is why cannot “blame” Dr Yap,….he is “simply following what his LEEDERship is doing” !

    That is why when “Top Crooked”…..”Bottom also follow and become Crooked” !

    Last time,…where you see all this kind of Problems and shit excuses”??

    Lau Lee where got “give face” to his “own staff” ???

    Now,….”fcuk up hum”…himself keeps “finding excuses” and instead of “cleaning up his own staff”….he “attacks those civilians who criticise him” ?

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  • Zorro:

    On hindsight, this sounds like a better excuse lor.

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  • clorox:

    “The risk of free-roaming chickens in Singapore being exposed to bird flu is real and significant, as we are a stopover node for migratory wild birds”

    how many of those “stopover migratory birds” do we eat?
    also, they are MIGRATORY wild birds – meaning they won’t be staying long enough to infect anything or anyone

    dug ureself yet another hole AVA!

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  • zika:

    You dunno meh? AVA has a cupboard of folders containing past case studies of projects and activities from which they can pluck any excuses.

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  • Are You Sure (NLB Spin):

    OMG.JC.

    Fxxking immoral corrupted to its cores, PAP hopeless bastards.

    Goodness me. Didn’t they have any shame the free world is watching?

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  • My $8 heart bypass:

    Concerned about bird flu and culling the endangered fowls …
    Why the fiack are you idiots at AVA not going around and culling those pigeons and crows every where .

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  • Tatman:

    The Chairman of AVA should be culled off.

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  • N.Jungne:

    There are many other free roaming chickens, in Orchard Tower, Joo Chiat or Geylang at night. AVA should have them culled

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  • William C:

    Which $2 company was awarded the job to cull the birds. 1 bird how much?

    Will they tell you 1 bird is $10,000 because the job need careful planning like the rubbish bin. Add $5000 per bird due to potential of flu virus.

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  • True Blue Extinct:

    True Blue will be endangered too and driven to extinction by PAP driving up prices of everything.

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  • LIONS:

    Soon,the dead fowls will seek help from the wise “OWL” who will fly over the “cuckoos’ nest” to warn them.

    Lee Ah Long,watch your office’s window at the Istana.

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  • Taleban:

    AVA can round up the wild chicken and give them anti bird flu vaccination.

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  • Greedy Evil Corrupt Brainless:

    It’s an honest mistake, we don’t question but just follow instructions and do blindly, after all the elites should know better than us, they’re paid billions. Let’s move on.

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  • Lye Khuen Way:

    That was a ” fresh ” chicken tale alright! Culled because of Bird Flu concerns. Hmm?
    Was the fresh news of Bird Flu in the PRC / Hong Kong the spark of enlightenment for our Dr Yap?

    Yap, must be so. Our talented Civil Servants nowadays seems to have been cooped up far too long in their ivory towers.

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  • member:

    We have too many PAP MPs doing nothing very much and that breed contempt. Should we all cull them in case they infect us too.

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  • N.Jungne:

    Lye Khuen Way:
    That was a ” fresh ” chicken tale alright! Culled because of Bird Flu concerns. Hmm?
    Was the fresh news of Bird Flu in the PRC / Hong Kong the spark of enlightenment for our Dr Yap?

    Yap, must be so. Our talented Civil Servants nowadays seems to have been cooped up far too long in their ivory towers.

    Response: He thought a National Day Pingat BABI for sure, but “Lo Ma Chi” distant herself further from Him Who Yelp yelp yelp.

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  • Jennifer:

    With all the birds flying over Singapore, including migratory birds , there would not be fear of unemployment.

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  • mingyang meets ahloong:

    talk cock year! ava should cull all the pigeons and crows that fly not chickens that dun!!! stupid morons!!!

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  • Cull:

    This AVA is giving out Fake News as complained of by none other than Sham! Sham so what are you doing about it?

    Is it chicken or jungle fowl? What about Noise vs My bird flu?

    Soon we will cull back your million dollars! Who is this Cock’s miniStir?

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  • Hell o:

    Chicken only a fews. Mynah, Pigeon, Crow and etc etc are in hundreds of thousands. In another word birds from Jurong bird park also need to be culled. AVA caught pants down for given bad excuses.

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  • Dinners are just dinners:

    Escaped or released domestic chickens – they should be captured and culled. Not just for disease prevention, but noise and population control.

    How about (higher) fines for those who release such chickens and feed them (or leave them with food offerings) while they are roaming around.

    Red jungle fowl – should not be culled and left alone. Their numbers should be counted.

    Bird flu? Is there really any here or not? How about making it clear whether it is here or not?

    How about a better study of the wild birds here and those domestic chickens and other breeds of birds like crows, mynahs and pigeons that can become bests, and how things can be better managed rather than wait till things get out of hand and only then call in the marksmen.

    If there are any rare wild birds, then their habitat could be protected – however small it is or interconnected with existing parks and greenery.

    How about bird-watching trips and adopt-a-conservation protection scheme for primary and secondary school students so that they get more chance to leave their classrooms?

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  • conu eat shit:

    Close down and CULL ALL BIRDS IN JURONG BIRD PARK,as the migrating birds can infect these birds with bird flu.

    Cull ALL pigeons,crows sparrows,mynahs.Sweep clean SINGAPORE of all birds.People who keep birds must surrender them to AVA.AVA WILL DO A HOUSE TO HOUSE INSPECTION.Any one who is caught having birds in their home will be fined a maximium of $3000 or 3 months jail.This is no laughing matter as these birds WILL SPREAD BIRD FLU ONTO PEOPLE.

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  • Soulless Papist:

    I say cull those birds that have hairs, cannot fly, ball-less but noisy and sitting easy on world’s highest salaries.

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