So we are getting closer and closer to the answers behind the mystery of the poisoned cats in the Bayshore area. We are now told the the poison has been identified by HSA as alpha-chloralose.
No great mystery here. No cat hating vandals at work, I don't think.
Alpha-chloralose is a kind of anaesthetic that has been used for pest control. It is found in rodenticides (includes some moles, unsavoury relatives of mine) and pest baits for bird control.
In all likelihood this is the work of an overenthusiastic pest controller trying to get rid of rats (maybe after the Geylang Serai food court hysteria) or crows, mynahs and starlings in the vicinity.
I suggest the police follow up on the people in the neighbourhood who may have an interest in pest control.
Meanwhile, it will be interesting to find out who actually controls the import and use of pest control chemicals such as chloralose. I imagine it must be the AVA.
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