Monday, 7 February 2011

Google Hei Fat Choi


From time to time, Google's home search page presents relevant greetings of the day. This was their tribute to the Year of the Rabbit, last Thursday 3 February 2011.

Upside-down Fook character. Nice!


Serious message time: Gift bunnies not such a cute idea, warn groups (The Standard)
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said 194 rabbits were abandoned last year, up 3 percent from 188 abandoned in 2009. But [the SPCA] warned that the figure may rise by 30 to 40 percent this year because more people bought or gave rabbits to celebrate the new lunar year.

That's a prediction of up to 271 rabbits being abandoned for 2011. SPCA director of welfare Fiona Woodhouse also said:

Boyfriends who plan to buy rabbits for their girlfriends on Valentine's Day should find something else.

Woodhouse was talking about girlfriends, right? Lol. Any gf who likes to own a rabbit simply because it is trending now deserves to be replaced. And any bf who thinks it is a good idea to buy a rabbit (or a pet) for someone wholly on a whim should be single. IMHO.


On a related note, last year was the Year of the Tiger. So going by these "traditional" attitudes, Chinese people should have been respecting tigers relatively better in "their" year. I wonder how many tigers, especially in China, were maltreated, abused and killed in 2010?

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